OHio ~ Come on Buckeyes, let me know your out there! - Page 1011
Those nasty Ohio geese never leave around here.
When I was a kid geese actually migrated 2 times a year. I'm sure somewhere they still do, but around here..... well ....
It was so awesome back in the 50's early 60's living in the country. One time in the fall we were outside and heard this odd noise and asked Dad... " Dad what is that sound"? Dad would say ( this would happen after he got home after work in the fall ) " those are Geese)!!! We would search the sky and would finally see thousands of Canadian Geese heading South. They would actually block the sun like a cloud does.
Dad would say " get in the car boys". We would and then go follow this huge flock of geese down the highway. They would always stop at the same corn field to, I guess rest and eat until they left for another segment of their journey.
Only seen them go back North once.
Today, I still live in the same area and do not see this. I understand their routes do change but what we have here now is Ohio Geese.
OK my dad also said " if you don't have anything good to say about something it's best not to say anything at all"!
I sure hope this virus does not get here. I love my girls and not sure what I would do if I had to destroy them.
Most every afternoon/evening when I let the girls out of their run to end the day, doing what ever they want, there are several V's of geese flying around here. I don't live that far from a swamp, where they hang out.
I will admit I do watch them but it just is not like many, many years ago, when you seen a Canadian goose once a year
I use to do a lot of running. We have a up ground that is a bit over 2 miles around. You can not run/walk/ride around this with out getting goose crap on you.
I also have a dear friend that has a golf course. She got a permit to get rid of them and asked me to help eliminate them from her course. I told her no.
That is where my bad attitude comes from. I'm sorry but I can't help it. I would never hurt them but at the same time I will not like them either!
Canada geese were thought to be extirpated from Ohio in the mid to late 1800's. In the mid 1950's a program was initiated by the Ohio Division of Wildlife introducing 10 breeding pairs to 3 state owned wetlands to establish a resident flock to provide more hunting opportunity for Ohio sportsmen. By the late 70's geese where nesting in about half of Ohio's 88 counties. The resident flock has since spread state wide.
There are at least 10 subspecies of Canada Geese, Ohio's resident flock are Giants, the largest of the subspecies.
Ohio's resident flock does not generally migrate, maybe moving to open water as it ices up, congregating at rivers, or warm water discharges that remain open.
Northern nesting subspecies still migrate through twice annually. I see or hear geese almost daily near dusk when closing up birds, but there is a wetland a mile or so north of me. I suspect these are resident birds going in to roost for the night.
On a side note, I have seen/heard migrating Sand Hill Cranes 4 times this fall/winter, above average for me.
Well this is getting scary fast
Interesting that they don't think this strain is associated with migrating waterfowl.
Great. Here we go again.