Flock of geese shows that birds are amazing surfers, too

Birds of a feather not only flock together, they surf together. That was the case, anyway, involving several geese that rode downstream and collectively caught, and rode for several seconds, a standing wave in swift-water conditions at Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park on the Colorado River. The event was posted onto YouTube this past week by a user named AlSwearengen15, who apologized for his brief laughter because a few geese appear to have been temporarily swamped. “But seeing them catch the wave in unison was unexpected,” the videographer explained. Also unexpected was how remarkably well most of the flock handled the wave. Take a gander: