They fly in this formation to save energy, one in the slipstream of the other (trust a racing cyclist to know that). If there is wind from the side, one arm of the V is more favorable than the other.
yes yes I love to see smart answers and you are so right. Do you read a lot and often ?
I'm heavily addicted to reading and the Kindle hasn't improved my state ;)
Practice will make perfect- in the mean time my car is a f'kn mess
Very interesting Question. <br />
I don't have the answer but maybe birds are like humans. Some humans are left-handed and some humans are right handed. So maybe birds have a similar thing going on with their wings (Ha ah left wing birds and right wing birds) or they may have a better right eye or left eye.<br />
So maybe the difference in numbers may be caused by different birds wanting to fly on their side preference and that there is not a perfect 50% 50% balance between the two preferences in the bird world. Just as there are more right handed people then left handed people. <br />
Well it's a theory :)
Well said, sir. It's a believable theory.
I know .. I always look forward to the sight for some un explained reason :-) x
Maybe becuase there arent enough geese to make a perfect V shape
It's the same way with snowbirds. They're passing through my area as we speak, southbound as quickly as possible.
They are inviting you to come along