Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Geese Are Back

Each spring a pair of geese arrives at our pond. We like to think they are the same pair, and they likely are. Geese choose a mate for life.

I tried to get a pic of "our" geese for you this morning. With the overcast, and early morning light, and the distance down the hill, couldn't get a good focus. So, for now, you got a canned pic.

We always enjoy the sounds of the geese, and even more so, totally love seeing their goslings hatch. The fluffy little yellow things, wobbling around, watching mom and dad teach them all about life. They are amazing beings!

This morning the pond is once more iced over, and we have snow on the radar about one hour away (which means satellite might be down later today). Seeing the geese walk on that ice makes me think they arrived a bit early this year. I would imagine they will leave again, but we will see them back.

Have a great Saturday!


Twisted Fencepost said...

I wish we had a pond. I would love to experience the returning of the geese and then raising a brood.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

The pond adds more "kids" to our farm to see each day. But it also adds more work!

Amy said...

How fun!

KathyB. said...

The geese are beautiful aren't they? The geese around here don't migrate, except to the golf course and back! Life is easy enough for them here that there are geese year round .

Our pond was iced over this morning too, but the sunshine later on was so encouraging and a for-telling of spring to come!

Alix said...

Did I mention in any of my emails that we had a pair of Canadian Geese languishing on our lake last week? The egrets and Mallards were all curious about them. In fact, the ducks kept swimming over and the Geese totally ignored them. I took some cracked corn over to them and they let me get pretty close, which was interesting. I left the corn and they ignored that too. They stuck around for a few days and then vanished. Sure hope they didn't migrate up to NYC. It WAS a flock of geese that brought down US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson on January 15th.