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A Gathering of Geese

Over a hundred Canada Geese were here yesterday in the yards and in the pond.  The regular resident group of about thirty were here plus another seventy five or eighty others.  The visitors were likely migrating from up North.  It has been quite stormy here in recent days so the pond must have been a quiet spot where the large flock could rest in safety.  The resident geese did not look very happy but overwhelmed by the big group, they simply coped.

At one point, I counted eighty nine geese just in my yard alone.  This number was in addition to the several dozen Canada Geese in the pond and still other geese over in the cow pasture across the pond.  Whew!  The big flock stayed in the yard until the cows decided to wade in the pond.  That was enough to cause the whole gaggle of geese to fly elsewhere (probably close-by).  I took these pictures in my yard on Sept. 8, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "A Gathering of Geese" (6)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    oh my gosh! that must have been something!

    • Hi Theresa, It was totally different and at first, something startling. Now after the big group has moved along, it is something memorable. Have a really good coming week and thanks for your always nice comments.

  2. It is great that the geese and other birds are attracted to your place. I love the first photo enlarged. Migration is happening and it is exciting seeing some “new” old birds come back. Happy Sunday!

  3. That is a lot of geese. Neat to watch, but I am sure they made a mess!

    • Hi Kateri, Free fertilizer! I only object to the mess when the geese get up close to the house area. Otherwise, interesting to see. Noisy at times but interesting. Have a wonderful coming week!

  4. The number of geese is interesting! I’ve seen a few flights of them lately but nothing like that and it’s getting toward the time of year when we should see some southbound flights starting to form.

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