Friday 23 April 2021

A Lone Goose

     Thirty minutes ago I didn’t know what I was going to blog about.  I had no new photos to show and that is what I usually base my blog on.  Then luckily, I heard a Canada Goose honking on my pond, so I went out to take a look and then, also a photo.  I really like the way it turned out with its silvery gleam.

    Every year a pair of Canada Geese show up at the pond, but they rarely stick around for very long.  Seeing and hearing just the one was concerning.  Canada Geese mate for life, and seeing only the single made me wonder if something happened to its mate.  Hopefully the mate is off preparing or sitting on a nest, although this is the first sighting on any goose on my pond, and usually there are two of them.

    Thousands of geese migrate through the Robson Valley during the Spring and Fall, flying in formation or swimming on some body of water.  We hear the noisy honking of the flocks as they fly along the Fraser River or just fly from one field to another.  It is a sound of Spring.  

    One of the the sights I especially enjoy  is when the geese land on the water.  They arch their wings downward and like in slow motion, slowly tilting their bodies to adjust their approach, they gently glide into the water.

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1 comment:

  1. Your pond does look like mercury.
    Thanks for the description of the geese landing, I could see it in my minds eye.
    Hope goose two shows up with goslings.