Flying South - GEESE

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Real Estate Agent with CIR REALTY

 

Geese

 

It’s that time of year again, when we see geese flying south for the winter.  We hear their honking and see that familiar V formation in the sky. 

 

I’m sure that most of us have heard the reasoning for this formation.  Scientists have discovered that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following.  By flying in V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.  If a goose falls out of formation, it feels the drag and resistance of flying alone and quickly rejoins the formation.

 

Did you know that the reason the geese honk from behind is to encourage the others to keep up their speed?  Also, when the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back and another takes its place as lead.

 

There are so many lessons for us here.  First, people sharing a common direction can get where they’re going quicker and easier by traveling together.  So, stay in formation with those heading in the same direction as you are.  Second, it makes sense to take turns doing the hard jobs, and remember to encourage those taking the lead.

 

Another thing about geese is when one gets sick or injured and falls out of formation, two others follow it down for protection and help.  They stay together until it is either able to fly, or dead, and then they launch out again.  They either fly on their own or join with another formation until they catch up to their group.

 

The final lesson here is to stand by each other.  We should protect and care for each other. It is also good to make new friends who seem to be going in our direction.

 

Now, if we all had the sense of a goose, how much better would life be?

 

Be inspired this week!

 

 

 

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Make it Airdrie  ~ Terri Stephens ~ CIR REALTY

403.827.4663

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
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I remember seeing or hearing this about geese. The evidence of God is all around us. I would dare to say that there are many many people around the world that subscribe to what your post calls for

September 12, 2012 06:44 AM
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Bud & Beth McKinney
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What a great inspirational and educational post.  I really enjoyed it!

September 12, 2012 06:44 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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Thanks for the well inspired post this day. Very enjoyable and refreshing

September 12, 2012 06:57 AM
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Kwee Huset
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Hi Terri, congratulations on your FEATURED post. Thanks for sharing.

September 12, 2012 06:59 AM
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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Terri:

Nice post. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy the day. 

September 12, 2012 07:01 AM
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Jason Gracey
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Enjoyable post.  Many of those geese are headed to the Texas coastal waters near the Houston area.  Birders enjoy adding to their lists at many of the great protected sites along the Gulf coast.

September 12, 2012 07:01 AM
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Ginger Harper
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I lived in Hyde County NC and I did watch the same things that you are telling us about.  It is very inspirational..

Thanks so much for sharing.

 

Ginger

September 12, 2012 07:14 AM
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Gary Poppens
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Simple but very effective, thats how life should be, and it can if we make it so. Nice post Thanks.

September 12, 2012 07:20 AM
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Tammie White
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Terri, I learned something new today about geese. Isn't it interesting the things we can learn from creatures who can't even speak. If only we could behave as well.

September 12, 2012 07:57 AM
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E.J. "Mike" Carlier
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Interesting goose info.  Someone once explained to me why the V flying formation is usually longer on one side than the other -- the longer side has more geese)))

September 12, 2012 08:06 AM
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Joanna Cohlan
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Great post Terri-we have lots of Canadian geese here and always see the V formation, but I never knew that they honked from the rear to keep tabs on the pace!

September 12, 2012 08:19 AM
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Brad Kirkendall
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Terri, great post, good lessons and benefits from being truly part of a team working for the common good.  Now if I could only get the positive message from the flock spending half the year pooping in my back yard:)

September 12, 2012 09:34 AM
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Gloria Valvasori
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Terri, fascinating information.  I knew there was a reason for the formation flying, but did not know all the other facts.  Thank you so much for sharing.  I learned something today I did not know..  I am going to re-blog!!

September 12, 2012 10:00 AM
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Terri, this was a great post with valuable information. I really enjoyed it. 

September 12, 2012 10:46 AM
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Bruce Kunz
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Great Analogy, Terri! While we can certainly learn a lot from them, perhaps they could learn a little about cleanliness from (most of) us. So happy to see them go each year!
Bruce

 

September 12, 2012 10:48 AM
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Kevin Mackessy
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I had no idea that geese honking was a motivational cry to keep up the pace.

September 12, 2012 11:06 AM
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Glenn Freezman
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I was also led to believe that many of the flying formations we use in the Air Force came from Geese as well???

September 12, 2012 12:07 PM
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I loved this motivating post! Team support is part of the reason I went to work at Keller Williams Realty. They have a strong team concept. I was told when I started and have personally seen, that the country's top Realtor s work on teams.  I need someone to "honk" at me now and then :)

September 12, 2012 12:50 PM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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What a nice post about nature and how we need to stay more "in line" :-)  I noticed the geese last night while walking my dog at the park.  They were flying north . . . and I said "Hmmmmmm, you're heading in the wrong direction."  (Actually, Portland OR is a destination for a lot of Canadian Geese flocks, I was only joking with 'em).

September 12, 2012 02:04 PM
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Evelyn Kennedy
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Terri:

Love your blog.  I am a birder so the information about birds is welcome.  Comparing birds to people is a great way to show that the best practices of one group of animals can apply to other groups of animals.

September 12, 2012 06:25 PM
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