Where to Find Canada Geese—Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SandhillI find it interesting the Sandhill Cranes are taking over the farms and the Canada Geese

Geese-1Are hanging out down in town by Confluence Park/Lake and the rivers.

Terry and I ran to town to see how long the line was at the Elevator (to unload the corn) and we ran into to masses of Geese

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Masses!  🙂  It made me smile!

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Look at all that fertilizer on the road….can you just imagine what the grass and banks of the river looks like?

7We liked having them in the fields just for that reason.  But now the Sandhill Cranes have come (I’m not complaining); and the Canada Geese have left—it is extremely rare to see the two species in a field together.  If you are lucky enough to have those beautiful birds on your field I’m sure the fertilizer is just as much and just as big—if you want to know. 🙂

Thank Heaven for winter birds…they are a bright spot in rather dull days!

Linda

 

 

 

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25 thoughts on “Where to Find Canada Geese—Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  1. So that’s where they are! Our cranes left weeks and weeks ago, but the geese? …. I haven’t seen much of them. They were here during the summer, some of them. But the big flocks that go through on their way south have been missing. None! It’s been very strange!
    How”s the corn coming along? I would guess that damp cold weather doesn’t do much to help it dry.

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  2. Hey…..you have our geese! And the sand hill cranes. Enjoy them like we do in the summer. They breed here and we have lots of fluffy yellow geese in the spring. Then we get to watch them teach their young to fly……a little further every day. Our sand hills raised one chick this year…..the first year in 5 or 6. Usually the coyotes get them. We have no winter birds here at all……very quiet.

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  3. We have a similar effect when Magpie Geese come in and clean up the canefields after the cut, taking care of lots of insects and small vermin. It’s a beautiful sight when the whole flock rises in the evening to head for the nearest lake or creek.

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  4. From my understanding at least for the front range Canadians are new comers. It quit snowing 25-30 years ago and along with the huge increase of golf courses Canadians found that spending the winter here was a fine deal for them. Grass stays green on golf course. They have become a huge scourge and if one sees what they leave behind in parks as well it is a VERY nasty and unhealthy situation. The are business that train and sell dogs just for that reason – to chase them away.

    I’d take Sandhills over Canadians anyday.

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  5. Sandhill cranes are protected here. We very seldom see more then 3 or 4 at a time. It is illegal to feed them, they get very aggressive when you start feeding in your yard, if you miss a day they are at your door or window pecking very loud for there handout.

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  6. Sandhills and Canadas both nest here in the summer. Some of them move on north and come back through on their way south in the fall. They do a lot of good spreading fertilizer and cleaning up insects. Farmers around here don’t care much for the waterfowl that stop by to swim in ponds left by melting snow in the spring. Seems their big feet carry disease and pests between fields. Still, those birds are beautiful. I love to hear their calls even if they aren’t very musical.

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  7. I love all the geese and ducks on our reserve right out the back door…They do get noisy at night when I am trying to sleep! LOL! I love the different talking the ducks do…
    Great photos. Love the one with the plateau in the back ground.
    Cheri

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  8. There are masses of geese on the playing field by my house. The difference is, kids are on the ground doing sit ups in the “fertilizer” and stretching and running in it and putting their duffel bags in it and soccer balls are rolling through it and Cupcake is EATING IT. Maybe I should start farming in the playing field!

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  9. If you put out feed and then keep moving it nearer your house they will keep moving to it. The ones around here get almost tame. I don’t feed them because they can get aggressive.

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