Today I saw the first gathering of wild geese, they were practising their ”formation flying”. You know, the V-shape formation they use for reducing air-resistance in flight. They need the streamlined V-shape to enhance their strength on the long flight to Africa. It makes flying a bit more easy for every bird in the V-formation. The geese take turns at flying point.
They were rubbish! It is as if they have to re-learn formation-flight every year! Over the next weeks they will perfect the V-shape, but for now they went all anyhow! They made circles, zig-zag’s, something that looked like a DNA-strain… And sometimes, sometimes, there was the faint resemblance to a V.
I’ll keep you up to date on their progress, and try to make a photo of my own to illustrate!