Flock of geese

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  1. mike mcglynn

    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

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    I have just watched an enormous flock of geese flying past and then heard two jets on approach to Manchester airport ,we live on the flight path and wondered can these birds be seen on radar ,as they crossed each others path or is it down to pilot and his line of sight ?
     
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    Perhaps they were on the way back from Tavistock's Goosey fair yesterday :)
     
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  3. mike mcglynn

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    Or maybe they were on the way to Goose Green a place in Wigan :)
     
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    Or Goosnargh near Preston:)
     
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    Canada geese on thier hols ,just having s cackle :)
     
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    This takes me back 25 years to my classes on radar theory.
    There are different types of return displayed on a radar display.
    The original format where a pulse is sent out and any reflection from objects measured is picked up is called primary radar.
    Most atc uses secondary radar, where the radar head sends a signal which interrogates a transponder on board the aircraft.
    So far most geese haven't invested in these transponders, hence no secondary return from all but the wealthiest geese.
    A lot of systems will display both primary and secondary returns, so it may be possible to see a large target like a flock of large birds as a primary only return, but like everything in life now, the picture displayed goes through radar processing to reduce unwanted clutter on the screen.
     
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    I forsee a market opening here in geese transponders in fact a golden egg of an opportunity :LOL:
     
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    That might lead to some interesting kitchen calamities around Christmas time.
     
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    Indeed Brendan, that is something to think about for every up there is a down .
    That reminds of a workmates kitchen Christmas episode many years ago ,jOE came home drunk and could hardly stand, his wife was a full time working mum with 5 kids who had been running around trying to get the Christmas eve shopping all done,
    when Joe fell over in the kitchen that was the last straw, she threw a bucket of water over him but what she didn't know was Joe had put the frozen turkey in it to defrost before he went out she knocked him out cold and had to call an ambulance.
     
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    The wife promised me a goose at Christmas. (y)
     
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    My Dad used to coat me in goose grease when I was ill, he kept a large jar in a kitchen cupboard .I used to stink and went to school looking like a channel swimmer with short pants on ,:ROFLMAO:
     
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    It was geese that caused the Yank plane to crash into the Hudson river I think.
     
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    geese are the flying equivilant of horses ,some bits of our local parks are no go zones due too the crap they produce even the bosnians have stopped catching them
     
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    I camped somewhere with lots of geese and I walked some of their poop into my van when I had the fitted carpet down ... NOTHING would get rid of the stain and I had to get rid of the carpet...:(
     
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    Chatty then?? You know the thing....."Nice MH Joy....."
    "Nice feathers, goose....." :)
    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:

    "Hello, Childline??";)
     
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