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Monday, April 23, 2007


She's back!

Our resident goose has returned for the fifth year to lay her eggs on the flower berm next to the building here at work.

Every year she vigilantly sits on her nest, incubating her eggs that soon will hatch into little goslings.

She must have been extra fertile because she had three suitors this year that fought for her attention. I watched her lifelong mate try and chase away the other two ganders as she plucked her feathers to pad her nest.

They all hung around for a day or two, but I haven't seen them since. Maybe they flew the coop.

In any case, she'll sit there, ever patiently, in the hot sun, rain or whatever weather, for the next month or so.

The wonders of nature. Goosey is my favorite rite of spring.


Anonymous Foie gras said...

Two or three of those little critters maybe cute. A few dozen become a nuisance.
We have far too many of those geese in the state all due to a treaty signed with Canada back in 1920 I belive it was.
I've worked at commercial buildings where it was necessary to secure federal permits to "hassle" the geese into leaving.
They are not the little darlings the animal rights people make them out to be.
They are obnoxious little pests for the most part.They can destroy a lawn with their droppings.
They have also been known to chase people in proximity to their nests.
Keep a respectable distance there,Diana.

Mon Apr 23, 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Having seen some of my co-workers bushwhacked by the male, I know what you mean. Even Goosey gave me the evil eye when I tried to get too close to her nest to take the picture, but she didn't move.

I'm just an avid bird watcher, I guess!

Mon Apr 23, 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

She sounds like the Anna Nicole Smith of the goose world..another "loosey goosey"...who da daddy? If you see one of the ganders with a video camera and a film crew from Ent. Tonite and if she mysteriously OD's..could be "fowl" play...

Mon Apr 23, 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous who's your daddy said...

i did not have sexual relations with that goosey!

Mon Apr 23, 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Claudia Francesca said...

Typical males-once the lady has some responsibility and begins to change her shape they take off for the wild blue yonder!

Tue Apr 24, 07:14:00 AM  

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