I moved a few months ago and I am more out in the country now, including having a historic farm across the street which grows rows upon rows, acres upon acres of corn. It’s an interesting place to live and I’m enjoying the change for now.
Last night, I had an interesting experience. I was outside when I heard a cacophony of geese and watched as a flock of them flew down the street in front of my house! Flew down the street, only about 15 feet above the actual road! The experience made me smile thinking how they were following the windy country road. About ten minutes later, I heard the honking and they came back up the road in a similar fashion.
Suddenly they made a left turn, still in formation and flew over my home, only a few feet above the rooftop. I could see them perfectly as they flew by overhead! Honking loudly, about 20 of them went by.
This morning when I awoke, I heard them before I saw them. Hundreds of them sitting in the corn field across the street from my home. The farmer had razed part of the field and there the flock was, all sitting or standing and facing the same direction. At times one would open its wings (it was raining at first) as if to dry them. But for hours, they have been there, occasionally honking to one another.
Then the rain slowed to light showers and the sun began to peek out! By the way, that’s rain, as I was standing outside on the porch and not a dirty window lol!
It’s just so curious to me as I’ve never had any experience with geese. I guess it’s a part of the transition in my life, but I’m liking it! New experiences, learning new things and noticing the beauty which surrounds us. I’m curious though, does anyone know why they are all seem to be facing the same direction?
I don’t remember seeing geese so active so I’m not sure if it’s where I live or this time of year? I have watched two groups of them criss-cross, in different directions within minutes of each other. One flying north to south, the other flying east to west and then coming back again fly by and change direction.
It’s almost like they’re blessing our home!
Or is that my overactive imagination at work? LOL
Knowing me, you realize that I looked up the goose symbolism, right? I found it here in case you were interested as well!
Here’s a little part of it: Goose spirit animal carries the magical totem powers of synchronicity….It is from this power of synchronicity that they draw their strength and abilities of endurance….creating a group mind for the benefit of all geese in the flock.
Now doesn’t that sound like a great totem at this time in our lives?
Either way, have you seen more geese than usual? Have you ever had such an experience? Anyone know more about geese?
What a lovely sight that must have been Yvonne! And a lovely totem.
Thank you Louise! It is fun to watch them as they circle our home and fly around honking!
We used to see large flocks clean up after a nearby farmer harvested a large field of zuccini. It was fun to see them landing, wave after wave.
Oh thanks Dan! So it’s a normal process after the farmer has cleared the fields! It’s so interesting to me. Thanks for sharing.
I was always amazed that they found the field and spread the word so quickly.
Indeed! There were a few different flocks there all sprawled out across the fields and driveway. They stayed on the other side of the street for which I was grateful. 🙂
The only thing I know about geese is what l learn by observation, as we live on their migration path. I also have parrots which never really domesticate, and they give me insight into birds generally. They don’t usually fly in the rain, as their feathers aren’t at peak capacity. What better way to wait out a storm than munching in a corn field? As for standing in the same direction, my guess is that they were sheltering their area (nose holes) so that the rain is hitting their back, bit their nares. Just a guess.
Great guess! That makes sense to me. Someone also told me that they were all facing South so I figured that they were debating on when to leave! ha ha…
Who knows? They navigate through electro-magnetic fields. I wonder what that is like….
A few months ago it was thousands of small birds, blackbirds or starlings. One of my favorite site is watching the large birds fly in a spiral formation. Sometimes there are so many in the formation it is like a tornado of birds. Thank you for sharing your experience!
It’s always amazing to me Saymber how they stay in formation and work as a unit in order to continue to fly together with such accuracy! I have seen the spiral formation here as well with smaller black birds (perhaps they are blackbirds/starlings?) and it’s like a symphony of dance! Thanks for stopping by!
Wow! What a neat thing to see! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many geese in one place before.
Beautiful. And nothing like the call of geese passing overhead. Wonderful post. Swept me away for a moment.
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