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Galactic Bee
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« on: October 10, 2014, 02:39:33 AM »

I heard something strange last night.  It might not be that unusual, but it’s the first time I ever heard it.  I stepped out on the deck about 1am and heard Canadian geese flying the dark!  We did have descent moon light, but I didn’t think birds flew at night?
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 05:51:51 AM »

That is not uncommon. I have heard them several times at night over the years, more so up north in PA, than down here. I never heard them that late but I am rarely outside at that time.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 06:45:04 AM »

Up here in the far North geese heading south often take off and fly south all night covering huge distances when winter puts them on the move.   Sometimes the yammer of snow geese can be heard at different points in the sky all night.  If the weather is cloudy, the geese sometimes seem attracted to city lights and will circle towns. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 04:14:15 PM »

I heard them flying overhead last month (Sept 11) for the first time this fall. That's a bit earlier than normal, and makes me wonder if we are going to have an early/hard winter.
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