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I just saw several large flocks of geese flying south. Isn't it rather late in the winter for them to be headed south?

"This far south (in Kansas), geese and waterfowl in general tend to be opportunists," said Alexis Powell, an avid bird-watcher and a former president of the Jayhawk Audubon Society.

"As long as there are areas of open water and good places to forage, they tend to yo-yo around a lot. It's not as simple as going north or south," Powell said. "Chances are the geese we're seeing now are from Clinton (reservoir); they're either looking for places to forage -- fields, most likely -- or returning from those places. They eat a lot of fallen grain."

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