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Old 12-31-2017, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Flocks of birds flying north?

On our trip back to Texas today, my wife and I saw multiple flocks of birds flying in V formations flying north. We saw this about 15 miles east of Lake Charles (outside temp was 37 degrees) and then again about 20 miles south west of Beaumont(outside temp was about 46 degrees).

In each case there were multiple flocks of birds(about 20 V formations in each spot) and they were all fighting against the stiff north wind. I could not tell if they were ducks or geese, but they all had long necks and dark colored bodies.


Iíve never seen flocks flying north into an arctic blast. What gives?
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:09 PM   #2
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Just changing pastures they're not going far.

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Old 12-31-2017, 08:11 PM   #3
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Headed to eat!
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:11 PM   #4
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Sandhill cranes. Saw several flocks in the air and on the ground in the Mathis area today.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:21 PM   #5
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Sandhill cranes. Saw several flocks in the air and on the ground in the Mathis area today.

These did not appear to be as large as cranes are, and their necks were also shorter than a cranes neck.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:24 PM   #6
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my guess would be Geese. I don't think they are going back home but rather pasture/field jumping. Not a goose expert though..
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:27 PM   #7
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Just changing pastures they're not going far.
exactly

they just got finished eating farmer Boudreaux's rice fields to stubble, and are now moving North to his cousin Thibodeaux's rice field


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Old 12-31-2017, 08:40 PM   #8
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I'd guess water turkeys!!


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Cormorants. Fly in vee's, black. Wings aren't as far back as ducks.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:54 AM   #10
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:12 AM   #11
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On our trip back to Texas today, my wife and I saw multiple flocks of birds flying in V formations flying north. We saw this about 15 miles east of Lake Charles (outside temp was 37 degrees) and then again about 20 miles south west of Beaumont(outside temp was about 46 degrees).

In each case there were multiple flocks of birds(about 20 V formations in each spot) and they were all fighting against the stiff north wind. I could not tell if they were ducks or geese, but they all had long necks and dark colored bodies.


Iíve never seen flocks flying north into an arctic blast. What gives?
You know why one side of vthat "V" is always longer than the other side?
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:15 AM   #12
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You know why one side of vthat "V" is always longer than the other side?
more geese on that side
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:17 AM   #13
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You know why one side of vthat "V" is always longer than the other side?
Same reason one of my girlfriend's legs is longer than the other?
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:37 AM   #14
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They fly to the coast then eat their way north..........
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:58 AM   #15
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Just changing pastures they're not going far.

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Old 01-01-2018, 08:59 AM   #16
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I'd guess water turkeys!!


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lol prolly so.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:59 AM   #17
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I'd guess water turkeys!!


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My exact thought as well
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:07 AM   #18
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Yep, I see them fly North every morning
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:24 AM   #19
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exactly

they just got finished eating farmer Boudreaux's rice fields to stubble, and are now moving North to his cousin Thibodeaux's rice field

No so, Tee.

Thibodeaux's field don got eight. Day headed to JT Melancon's fields for sure.
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