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Canada Geese

Yes, they have arrived. There they are in the puddles left from the melting snow amidst the heaps of earth dug up by graders and bulldozers. Behind fences. I stood on a picnic table to shoot over the fence to capture their images. I hear them as they fly over, honking in tandem and as they warn others to stay out of their territory on the water. With the digging and the  the development of the pond for the games this summer I fear for the geese. They are resilient.

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5 responses

  1. Ahh!

    March 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

  2. We have Canada Geese all year here. I think they are beautiful birds, but the keepers of the golf courses despise them. Yesterday at the Falls, it was like avoiding land mines navigating the huge droppings.

    March 19, 2014 at 8:21 am

  3. Unfortunately it gets “slick” in the parks here too. A large problem in this park, especially at the steps beside the water, where it literally piles up. Still I am happy to see them in the spring, breeding and raising their young.

    March 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

  4. We also have them year round here. Various parks and golf courses have been hiring trained border collies to keep them from nesting on the premises in the spring. But I agree that they are beautiful birds.

    March 23, 2014 at 8:56 am

  5. Last year they used trained dogs and shone lazer beams at night to chase the geese plus fake coyotes. i als heard, but have no evidence , that they oil the eggs so they won’t hatch.

    March 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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