Beau May 6th, 2007
Canada Geese are beautiful birds. I took this photo in March as six or seven geese came flying in to the pond one afternoon. I just happened to be walking with the camera in my hand and caught a nice shot of a pair landing. As beautiful as they are however, I am pleased that the nesting pair is now gone. I had walked the dogs around the pond more frequently last month, which the geese didn’t like of course, and later found that something had moved and got to the eggs. I actually found one on the dam. The geese then left and came back briefly for a couple weeks, and then finally were gone. About once a week a few geese still stop by the pond in the morning, and then they are gone by midday. Last week I saw a solitary goose early one morning that appeared to be searching out a nest site. But it was also gone within the hour. I was concerned about goose droppings and such around the pond this year, so it is much nicer that we don’t have that “stuff” to deal with right now. I do enjoy seeing them however… the pond is much quieter without their calls and antics on the pond.