Why do geese fly in a V @ CCG Peds Blog
I have been noticing for several weeks the geese gathering, squawking, and flying in there “V” formation. I have always been amazed at how they seem to know where to go and where there place is in the “V”. I found this information and thought I would share it with you. (From Everyday Mysteries)
“Why do geese fly in a V? Because it would be too hard to fly in an S! Just kidding. Scientists have determined that the V-shaped formation that geese use when migrating serves two important purposes:
First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. In this way, the geese can fly for a long time before they must stop for rest.
The second benefit to the V formation is that it is easy to keep track of every bird in the group. Flying in formation may assist with the communication and coordination within the group. Fighter pilots often use this formation for the same reason.”
I think we can learn something from the geese. How amazing that God designed them to know how to help each other, and to be so efficient. Whether it is in a work environment, or a family, we need each other. When one of our “people” gets tired we can encourage them and pick up the slack for them, (let them ride in the back and rest a little). Everyone has a time when their spirit is heavy. WE should look out for each other and help protect our “V”.
picture from bing images