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Q: Bird Behavior During Rains ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Bird Behavior During Rains
Category: Science
Asked by: greg1426-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Aug 2006 06:42 PDT
Expires: 05 Sep 2006 06:42 PDT
Question ID: 753107
Why do the ducks, geese, and cranes around my pond all stand facing
the same direction when it rains?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Bird Behavior During Rains
From: myoarin-ga on 06 Aug 2006 08:25 PDT
I expect that they are facing the wind; that's the way their feathers
lie, avoiding the rain getting under them.  Birds are designed
(evolved) to face a headwind in flight.  Check it out next time.  I
expect that they are sensitive to the slightest breeze, one humans
might not notice.
Subject: Re: Bird Behavior During Rains
From: hummer-ga on 06 Aug 2006 09:25 PDT
Hi Greg,

A previous question I answered may be of interest to you, although it
is not specific to waterfowl.

Subject: Re: Bird Behavior During Rains
From: kemlo-ga on 06 Aug 2006 09:26 PDT
Like humans, they all stare at the one who has just broken wind
Subject: Re: Bird Behavior During Rains
From: romeohifi-ga on 17 Aug 2006 23:03 PDT
Intersting questions and anwer.
Subject: Re: Bird Behavior During Rains
From: shadow420-ga on 04 Sep 2006 10:01 PDT
I am an animal lover myself but im just gona try to guess at
this..hmmmm its prolly becuz they are seeing if they can smell fish in
the air or something in the air. or its prolly becuz they like that
direction OR if thats where their thinking to migrate or fly off to
when the rain slows down. or something like that..i have the same
problem but i cant seem to figure it out either.

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