Geese have been nesting in nearby ponds for more than 20 years and I’ve become used to their evening flyovers as they loudly give notice that this area is part of their territory. This is the first time any have actually landed here.
It seems that a loud
fanfare is required for every takeoff or landing. The pair spent a quiet few minutes grazing grass
and posing like high class lawn ornaments.
It became fashionable for
courses to have one or two pairs of Canada Geese on the grounds. The course I worked for followed the trend
and brought in a mated pair of geese. In
order to keep the geese in place, flight feathers on the female were trimmed to
prevent her from flying. From those two
eventually developed a flock of over 50 and it seemed that the entire course
was constantly littered with goose droppings.
The course owners regretted ever forcing the original pair to stay. I get enough mess from the deer and
turkey. I don’t want to add geese to
One member of the pair would
always be on guard while the other ate.
They would periodically switch positions.
Their standard safe distance
from a turkey is only half of that given to the geese.
It might be better if we
went back to our original arrangement and our encounters were just the
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