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The Canada Geese are back… their loud bark could be heard from the road as I drove up to Mud Lake I heard them bickering and calling out to each other.

For those of you who know this conservation area, you know how congested it can get (with humans) today it wasn’t too bad.. it was a beautiful day, the humans were spaced out, except for a couple that were watching an owl sleep, it was mostly walk by, nod, and keep going … at the bridge tho’ I met a fellow visitor who had some seed in his hand…

The birds seemed to know he was “carrying”… two of them a male and female actually stalked us, so they could get to him.. then they boldly stood and waited for him to “perform”.. I’d swear they were demanding a toll for crossing the bridge. LOL knowing they can deliver a mean bite, I stood very still while they assessed me and then moved along.

It is mating season, believe me you have never heard a demanding aggressive bird until you hear a Canada Goose defending its turf. They race across the ice, necks extended and give off the most abusive sound. I was glad I was an observer and far from the angry male …

patiently waiting while her mate chased the offending bird that dared come too close.

It was with reluctance that I left the area … there was just so much to see… the balmy weather was intoxicating – the forecast is for colder weather .. and snow later.. The birds have settled in.. another trip once the ice is gone will bring a totally different feel, and different birds.

A cheerful smile and expression makes everyone around you happy. When you do everything with a smile, not only you but the people around you will feel good. Always remember to put on a happy face.

Perfect Liberty 2014. 15

Comments on: "honk honk" (5)

  1. Nicholas Vrtis said:

    Ours fight with the cranes over the choice nesting places. And I always bring a stick with me when I “discuss their landing rights” to my dock. Eventually saunter off.

  2. We watched as many formations flew by, heading north. They can be aggressive. I remember running into a mom walking her goslings across the path to get them down into the canal. I waited until they had all started but she didn’t think I waited long. She chased me as I ride by on my bike.

    • Hi Dan.. you have to be careful with them.. they pack a wicked bite.. and they are very aggressive when it is mating time, or their young are still babies.. I didn’t give them any reason to be wary of me.. I stood very still and sent out loving vibes. i was not taking chances..

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