Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wings and sails

Boundary Bay, Monday.

Heading out for the afternoon

Heading North for the winter end of summer.*

It's that time of year again. Three or four V's of geese flew overhead, all going North, in the short time we were on the beach.

Update: From Cornell:
Even members of "resident" populations, which do not migrate southward in winter, will move north in late summer to molt.

Back to the tank inventory tomorrow; more prolific snails.

2 comments:

  1. So... why do your geese go north for the winter?

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  2. Good question! They're basically resident year-round here, but all the Vs that we see now are heading towards the North Shore.

    Cornell.edu may have an explanation: "Even members of "resident" populations, which do not migrate southward in winter, will move north in late summer to molt."

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