The city of Delta is the winter home to many Canadian Geese,
They are thick along the Gunnison River’s banks
and in the waters of the Confluence Lake.
One thing I have noticed, very few of the geese are coming out to our fields, (they used to), but now with the Sand Hill Cranes here, it seems the geese are staying ‘in town’ and letting the cranes be the country birds. :)
Along with the Canada Geese are lots of Mallard Ducks, of which I wasn’t able to get a photo of
And a Bald Eagle.
The Bald Eagle hunts along these banks, looking for the ducks…just the right size for a swoop and kill….yummm lunch!
Terry and I haven’t seen the Eagle in action, but people who live and work along the river has seen the Eagle making a very swift dive and hauling off a duck.
I think, if I were a duck I would look for a different place to spend some time. Trying to hide in with geese is just NOT working!
For the geese this is just right…no hunting in town! HA! HA!