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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Honk! Honk!

A new front has moved into Texas. The wind blows cold from the north. In Texas we call these fronts Northers. It is an exciting time. It is the time of birds.

Texas sits on the central migratory flyway. Every fall, many birds from up north fly to Texas. They come here to stay warm. They come to feed their families. Many birds arrive on the winds before a cold front.

Today the skies fill with the honking of geese. They fly over our house in a “V” pattern. I love to hear them honk!

Geese are very interesting birds. Every year they fly the same path. Under the right conditions, geese can fly 1,500 miles a day. They fly in a “V” formation to save energy.

If you would like to learn more about Canada geese, go to
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature/Canadagoose. You can also watch Fly Away Home. It is my favorite movie about geese!

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