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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:39 AM

Canada Geese are flying north already

The farm fields around here are full of them.

How do they know its warmer up here than in the south?

Do they communicate with each other?

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Reply Canada Geese are flying north already (Original post)
NNN0LHI Feb 2013 OP
Dpm12 Feb 2013 #1
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #2
Berlum Feb 2013 #5
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #12
pipi_k Feb 2013 #3
HERVEPA Feb 2013 #4
FSogol Feb 2013 #8
HERVEPA Feb 2013 #14
Brother Buzz Feb 2013 #6
slackmaster Feb 2013 #7
supernova Feb 2013 #9
kysrsoze Feb 2013 #10
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #11
Frustratedlady Feb 2013 #13
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #15

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:42 AM

1. I know this is a bit off-topic, but...

...have you seen the movie "Fly Away Home"?

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:43 AM

2. Saw them flying in all directions yesterday; wicked confused

First they'd fly one way, then split, a few would continue, others would turn around, others would split off in a third direction.

Never seen that before.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:47 AM

5. Massive solar storm happening right now

....according to NASA. Could be a factor?

DU thread in LBN with links
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014405061

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Response to Berlum (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:24 AM

12. It could be; yes

I read an article recently on SciAm on quantum mechanical processes that could allow birds to navigate by actually "seeing" magnetic fields.

http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/pia-entanglement1.cfm

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:46 AM

3. What's unusual where I am...

some Canadian geese never flew south (to their ancestral winter homes) to begin with.

I've seen them all winter hanging out in lakes and rivers and large ponds.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:47 AM

4. BTW, name is actually Canada Geese, not Canadian Geese

And if you see Fly Away Home, make sure to not watch the extras on the DVD. It ruined the movie for me. Showed a lot of the movie was artificially accomplished.

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Response to HERVEPA (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:05 AM

8. BTW, name is actually Canada Geese eh, not Canadian Geese

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Response to FSogol (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:37 AM

14. :-)

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:01 AM

6. Our Canadian Geese aren't flying anywhere and choosen to take up residence.

The farm fields around here are full of them as long as a body of water can be found nearby. Our population of non migrating Canadian California geese have turned into hedonistic commuters and their numbers are actually exploding.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:04 AM

7. Good riddance!

 

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:14 AM

9. I'm convinced Spring is early this year

Here in central NC we had a couple of 70-degree days at the end of JANUARY! That isn't supposed to happen until about mid-March, traditionally.

Trees have set buds and are just waiting, waiting for the signal to pop open. The Camellias, normally a March bloom, are coming out now.

We still have cold days but the past couple of days, my well water has NOT been the ARCTIC cold it usually is in the middle of winter. We will still get cold days, and I'm afraid some of the blooms will be hit with a freeze.

With the birds, the robins are already here, in flocks. Not something we see again until a month from now. Canada Geese pass through here usually in the fall. But I'm not near a body of water they where they would stop.



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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:18 AM

10. It's about damned time! It's been fargin' cold in Chicago!

I don't like global warming, but we have had a consistently cold year - nothing like last year.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:19 AM

11. Geese live here in Md. year round

BTW, no early spring in these parts. Freezing my ass off.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:27 AM

13. I watched a ton of formations a couple weeks ago...

The formations went on for miles, but I finally had to stop watching. Never could see the end.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:08 PM

15. I saw some a couple of weeks ago.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

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