[CT Birds] geese and ducks do migrate at night

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Wed Oct 24 21:55:23 EDT 2012

I've known "local" geese to fly at night when disturbed.  Are you sure they were high up?  Being faint enough to be far away doesn't necessarily mean their direction was up, and rain and even clouds absorb sound.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

--- On Wed, 10/24/12, Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: Carrier Graphics <carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: [CT Birds] geese and ducks do migrate at night
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 9:24 PM
> Last night around 11:30 before
> falling asleep, with window open a crack, I heard 
> Geese calling!
> I know geese and ducks do migrate at night, but it was
> raining here last night 
> when I heard them.
> I'm sure they were high up - not very audible, and with all
> clouds and no 
> discernible moon nor stars
>  to be seen - I was amazed! 
> Anyone know more about this?
> Paul Carrier 

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