Saturday, January 16, 2010

I've Figured It Out...

First you hear them honking. They’re usually pretty far away and it’s hard to tell exactly which direction they’re coming in from. Then you spot the first of them and here they come.

We’ve all see those flocks of geese flying overhead. I love it when I get a chance to see multiple flocks at one time. It’s amazing that birds that large can be so graceful.

I understand about the V formation they always use. They rotate from front to back to front. The geese in the back can rest up by riding the air currents of their partners. Pretty cool.

But have you ever noticed that one side of their V formation is always longer than the other?

It’s not like I sit around worrying about it but I’ve always kind of wondered why, I guess. Anyway, I was on my way home from western Kansas yesterday when it hit me. Yep, I figured it out.

Talk to you guys later…

Kevin McGinty


  1. One leg of the V is longer because there are more geese in it! Sometime the simple answer is the right one. Like Mass voting for Brown because they liked what he said better than his opponent. Simple