Tag Archives: Canada geese

Flying North

1 Mar

There have been lots of geese flying north this past week.  I had a pair go directly over me when I was out in pasture.

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They always look like torpedoes when they are in flight.  At least I think so.  Just a few minutes after the pair flew over, an entire flock came flying by.

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They looked like Canada geese.  They sounded like Canada geese.  Then I looked more closely at the images.

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I’ve never seen that white belly and under wings.  Have you?  Are they Canada geese or some other variety?

I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  The items are listed at the top of my side bar.

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War in the Back Forty

22 Apr

There is a war being waged in the Back Forty.  (nobody was injured in the war) It’s not what I was expecting when I went for a walk with the goats this evening.  I saw the pair of Canada geese hanging out again.  I was surprised that they were brave enough to let me get close to them.

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It wasn’t long before the goats began browsing by them.  My goats are used to geese, so they really didn’t even pay any attention to them, but the geese were getting a bit peeved that the goats had entered their territory.

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Without warning, they launched an attack on poor, unsuspecting Joani.  She fled in fear.  Geese 1. Goats 0.

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Joe, being the wise goat she is, decided she was not about to engage in battle; she merely gave them the goat stare of death, and they gave up.  Geese 1. Goats 1.

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Soon, they found their next victim, Muffin.

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Muffin quit browsing and prepared to engage the enemy.

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And this melee goes to the goats as well!  Geese 1.  Goats 2.

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The geese were not about to give up though, and they flanked Muffin on both sides.

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Suddenly, it was a surprise attack!

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Casey stood watching behind the battle lines, grateful he was not about to receive the wrath of the goose, but who was she after?  Was it Muffin again?

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No!  It was a surprise attack on Blaze!

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The Canada geese took their place of victory on the old log.  Today, they had won the battle, but they haven’t won the war.

Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday for the letter W.  W is for War.

Spring Birds

21 Apr

When I’ve been in pasture this past week, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for morel mushrooms.  I haven’t found any, but I swear I’m probably looking up when I should be looking down.  I dont’ want to miss any birds either.

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I’m pretty sure I’ve missed a lot of great birds.  I’ve seen a male pheasant hanging around, but I never have my camera when I’m close enough to get a passable shot.

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