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Beth Kirkley
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« on: February 07, 2005, 11:38:15 PM »

A couple days ago I heard some strange honking outside, and it didn't sound like one of our geese. I took a look, and it's a lone female canadian goose! I don't know where she came from. She's not hurt, and flys beautifully. She was very lonely and making a very sad honk while standing out on the island.

She decided that she liked the mallard ducks and started following them around the pond. And since the mallards will occasionally join up with the geese, she's getting to know them too. No one seems bothered by her, so if she decides she likes it here, I don't see any reason she won't be staying.

This is a really terrible picture, but I just couldn't get a good one from the distance that the geese stay from me. But if you look carefully to the left side you can sort of tell that the goose on that side (inbetween the ducks) is the canadian.

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2005, 11:42:39 PM »

I think she will stay if instinct dosnt take over, esp. if another flock of canadians fly over.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2005, 10:10:48 AM »

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I took a look, and it's a lone female canadian goose! I don't know where she came from.


Canada,.... maybe???  Just a guess?Huh cheesy  cheesy  cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2005, 11:06:09 AM »

Ha Ha Jay Smiley

To be "realistic" she may have come from a lake only 2 miles away. There's a place called Trips Beach that is a rather nice sized lake - big enough for water skiing. There are large flocks of canadian geese there.

Or..... according to a neighbor kid, one of the other neighbors around here had his male and female canadian geese disappear a month ago.

So I think it's from somewhere a little closer than canada. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2005, 04:01:36 PM »

Actually Beth, I have heard that all birds migrate. So the chickadee's and finches that you see outside your window all winter are not the same ones you saw all summer. The ones from the summer flew south, and ones from the north of you, flew south to you. So although it looks like you have some of the same birds year round, they are actually different! Kinda cool huh? I don't know if it is actually true, but this is what I have heard. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2005, 09:29:00 PM »

Maybe you should go out and ask her beth, lol
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2005, 10:18:40 PM »

I've wondered about that Jay. So you think she might migrate away? I hope not.

And ryan..... if I go talk to her, and she speaks french.... we'll know for sure she's from canada. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2005, 10:21:26 PM »

or if she say "ay" to, lol
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2005, 08:51:23 PM »

Someone made this point to me a few years ago.  They are not Canadian Geese the are Canada Geese.....

Canada Goose, Canada Geese....But definitaly not canadian.  A Canadian goose would be a goose with Canadian citizenship or origin.  

These things are all over the place here and ruin everything with their large turds.  

I do not know why this is so.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2005, 11:39:46 PM »

It's because cars are their only natural predator!!! cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2005, 01:36:28 AM »

cheesy  cheesy  cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2005, 11:15:22 AM »

well beth
     It must be nice just watch those geese and ducks and that beautiful pond. Living in west texas makes a man appreciate the feeling of looking out over water. There used to be an old buffalo wallow that filled up when it rained a lot here(on the adjacent property) but the guy who owned it broke the seal on it and it no longer holds water. When I moved here 30 years ago I used to see what I thought were geese flying over in their V formation. Well I found out later that they were only sand hill cranes that migrate to this area from somewhere every year Maybe someday I will dig a big pond and get some ducks or something, but dogs are a menace here as town has grown up around me They killed all my jersey giant chickens last year
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2005, 08:30:48 PM »

I do really enjoy having the lake. Especially right in my back yard. Smiley

Only thing I DON'T like..... is that a lot of people come and fish here. My father-in-law is a very nice man, and he tells everyone and there uncle that they can come out to the lake when ever they want. So it sometimes feels like I have a public park in my back yard. And there will be up to 4 cars parked in MY driveway (so I have to park somewhere else). It's the lack of privacy I hate the most though. And the loud kids too. Smiley

Oh well.

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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2005, 08:58:41 PM »

I would say no trespassing like we do. bye
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