Don’t Be a Silly Goose! Fly South for the Winter!

Whose idea was it to spend winter here?

Recently, I was walking Loki, the family dog, when I saw a flock of Canada Geese (a gaggle ?) on a frozen pond in my Kansas City area neighborhood. It was a beautiful sight. The low afternoon sun cast a golden glow onto the melting water, reflecting the geese and the yellow foliage of grass and cat tails. If you didn’t look too closely, you wouldn’t see the goose poop scattered artistically across the frozen surface. I took the dog home and returned with my camera. The geese don’t like paparazzi, so they headed to the opposite side of the pond.

These geese like the neighborhood.  After a heavy snow, I saw the geese gathered on a golf course, taking advantage of a lack of golfers.

About Canada Geese.

This golf gallery is a gaggle of geese gawking on a golf green (now white with snow.)

This golf gallery is a gaggle of geese gawking on a golf green (now white with snow.)

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Filed under Animals, Biology, Bird-watching, Birds, Humor, Kansas City, Natural History, Photography

8 responses to “Don’t Be a Silly Goose! Fly South for the Winter!

  1. Well! seems like navigator goose got lost somewhere half way or made a very wrong turn going south lol! great capture 🙂

  2. MikeW

    The reflections and light give this a quality I really like Catherine. Really enjoy your blog, and your approachable, homespun humor.

  3. I love Loki’s promotion to “family” dog. 🙂 My mother has wild turkeys outside her window in Michigan. We know they’re NOT flying anywhere, but they seemed to weather the sub-zero temps which was a great relief.

  4. Great to see some of our geese in your part of the world. I live in Vancouver, Canada! Ours stay here year-round in Stanley Park because of our temperate climate. They are beautiful creatures.

  5. Lynn

    Say that three times..”this golf gallery is a gaggle of geese gawking on a golf green” hahaha

  6. I really like your pictures of the geese – the colors are glorious. Now, about telling them to fly south – I am not sure after our big snow storm in Metro Atlanta this past week.

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