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Now I KNOW That Spring Is Right Around the Corner!

Some may have a rodent named Phil, to tell them when Spring is comming, but as for me, I have Canadian Geese.

 

 

Where I live,the geese like to come down for the winter, from Canada, so we are on their migratory path.

 

 

I look forward them every fall, and am sad to see them leave in the Spring.

 

 

Today, gaggle after gaggle after gaggle of geese have flown over, honking as they head back North, back to Canada.

 

Some gaggles were quite large, over a hundred individual birds, by my estimation.

 

 

Such a beautiful sight to see the sky filled with these incredible birds!

 

 

I know that it's silly, but as they flew overhead, I would wave good-bye to them, and I would say, "Bye! See you in the Fall! Have safe travels!"

 

 

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Re: Now I KNOW That Spring Is Right Around the Corner!

It is a magnificent sight isn't it?

 

However, we have some Canadian geese who have decided to live more stationary lives in the mid-atlantic states (Pennsylvania being one) all year.  I get to hear them honk away as they head back to where ever it is that they sleep the night away.  We also get to see them feeding and swimming in the lakes nearby.

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Re: Now I KNOW That Spring Is Right Around the Corner!

Excellent Film:  Flyaway Home  

I highly recommend it. 

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Re: Now I KNOW That Spring Is Right Around the Corner!

Thursday, March 19....Spring Equinox.

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Re: Now I KNOW That Spring Is Right Around the Corner!

The geese were probably very confused this year since the weather was much warmer than other winters, so far at least. Let's hope it slides from this weather to a normal Spring. I so look forward to Spring and the trees bursting forth with their flowers, the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths coming into bloom and the beautiful floral scent in the air.

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Re: Now I KNOW That Spring Is Right Around the Corner!

One of life's special pleasures is when I can watch geese flying by and honking.

 

I just love them.

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Re: Now I KNOW That Spring Is Right Around the Corner!

Last spring was the first time in over 10 yrs that we had a couple of Canada Geese raise their babies at our pond. I love watching them. The adults are very observant and protective of their goslings. By the time the babies are close to their parents in size they all leave together.

 

Hope they return this year.

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I had my first smell of spring yesterday. It's skunk time.

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We have been seeing robins and geese but they'll run and hide today.  It is -8 degrees with windchill of -30 right now.