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Spring : Spring 14 : Inverse Vee

Eventually, the startled geese did return. I captured this inverted V formation because all the geese were using it. When they leave, they use the usual V formation with the leader at the front but they reverse the formation for landing. I had not noticed this before. It does make sense. Upon departure, you want to follow the strong leader as that increase your chances of survival. On arrival, you want the leader to hang back while a junior member lands first. If there is danger then the leader survives to pass on his genes.

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