Tuesday, August 13, 2013

2013 Family Reunion

August 7th, 2013   
Canada Geese Family Reunion

This year’s get-together was much smaller than last year’s extravaganza with only 32 participants compared to over 100 waterfowl in 2012.  I wasn’t surprised at the low turnout since the Canada Goose population in this part of the St. Croix River Valley is low this year.  On account of the late spring, many resident geese, anxious to nest, decided to move on to warmer climes. 

It would take more than snow and ice, however, to keep William and Leona, our primary nesting pair, away from their beloved pond.  They chose to delay nesting till the water opened up so this year their offspring were smaller than those of their relatives. 

It was good to see the visitors and we had a lovely day.  The mini flocks left around 7:00 p.m., full of corn, and, no doubt, gossip about rambunctious youngsters and life around other waterways. 

In autumn the guests should return.  In fact, last year geese flew in from every direction nearly every day until fall migration. 

The welcome mat is always out at Bon Bon Pond.

1 comment:

  1. I am so jealous that you get to look outside your door and see this. Lucky ! Lucky! Lucky!!


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