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To start, I actually heard an odd noise, sort of a fluttering/purring sound. "What in the world?", I asked myself. Rather than answer, looked around for the source of the noise. Finally, looking upward, I saw a formation of geese directly overhead. However, they were not in the typical V formation - these geese were flying in a circle. This odd behavior continued for at least five minutes, and they made that flutter sound the entire time; nary a honk to be heard.
Suddenly, they resumed the V-formation and began to honk their way to where ever it is that geese over Atlanta will go. Seconds later, a rather low airliner came into view as it ascended into the afternoon sky. This plane (jet) was certainly higher than those geese, but lower than most that I notice flying overhead.
So, what's with the odd behavior and noises? Does anyone have a definitive answer? I might even accept wild guesses....
not sure about the sound...
As for where geese in Atlanta might fly to, I'm guessing they flew up here to Pennsylvania to use the potty.
Was there a water body they were trying to land on but they got spooked?
I thought about that. The roof of the building will collect water, and then it drips into the warehouse for days. As far as I know we had no water on the roof that afternoon. I don't believe there is any sizable body of water nearby, maybe I'll have a look at a map.
no reason to honk when they're just milling around
The above has no relevance to the question just an old saying my aunt used..
Maybe they were caucusing to see who would buck the head wind?
PS Grandpa, What are you doing in Atlanta ? Thought you were in Oregon?...KF
joined:Aug 12, 2004
I've seen this explanation in other places on the web. As for the noises they were making... that was goosetalk for <hurry up>.
[edited by: lawman at 1:45 am (utc) on Mar. 11, 2008]
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