Geese Aloft: Flock Voices of March
Written by Bob Sundstrom
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[Snow Geese flock sounds: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/113903411, 0.01-.05]
A flock of geese wings throughout the sky, in excellent V-shaped formation. It’s probably the most enduring photographs of migration.
Step outdoors and also you would possibly hear them, migrating after darkish or flying above the clouds, invisible.
The rhythmic honking of Canada Geese is what you most likely hear most frequently. [https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/114237301 0.02-.08]
Whereas the calls of white-feathered Snow Geese are extra sharp and nasal. [https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/113905891, 0.00-.02]
The voices of Larger White-fronted Geese sound like laughs or yelps: [https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/131491: 0.21-26]
Cackling Geese, which seem like pint-sized Canada Geese, have a rhythmic, higher-pitched name. [https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/116919951: 0.07-.13]
Geese migrate north between February and April, making stopovers alongside the best way to relaxation and eat. Most are certain for his or her breeding grounds within the far north. However we’ll hear them once more quickly, on their method again south in October.
[Greater White-fronted Geese calling, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/131491: 0.21-26]
For BirdNote, I’m Michael Stein.
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Bird sounds offered by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Recorded by Paul Marvin, Invoice Tollefson, Gerrit Vyn and Blair Dudeck.
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