Why do birds fly in V-formation?
See USA Today 15 Jan 2014: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/15/birds-flying-v-formation/4475687/
Image: Ed Yong/National Geographic
The bar-headed goose can reach nearly 21,120 feet…
Image: Clement Francis
Himalayan foothills home to half the world’s bar-headed geese
Image: Sanjeeva Pandey
‘One of the largest made wetlands in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Pong Dam reservoir in Himachal Pradesh, is currently home to around 43,000 bar-headed geese, probably half their numbers globally, wildlife officials said on Sunday…’
http://www.dailypioneer.com/nation/hp-now-home-to-half-worlds-bar-headed-geese.html Monday 3 Feb 2014, relayed by Shivakumar N. on Delhibird http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DELHIBIRD/
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
from Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Image: Sanjeeva Panday