Canadian Geese migration

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cloverleaf Farm, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I LOVE living directly in the path of migrating Canadian Geese! Every year we get geese by the hundreds on a daily basis during migration in both directions (seems to be larger numbers in the fall though). When I left the house the field was empty, and less than an hour later when I came home, there were a couple hundred geese, and LOTS of babies making their first trip south!! I don't remember ever seeing youngsters in these numbers before - makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!!! [​IMG]

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    Sorry it's a little photo, I could only get so close, and only had my phone handy...but you get the idea!!
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    How wonderful, thanks for sharing!
     
  3. rainplace

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    How long do they stay? Is it for part of the day, or for a few days?
     
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    They come and go throughout the day, and it's for several weeks this time of year. And I think it's different groups, or combinations of groups each time / day they stop by.

    The field is a wheat field, so at the time of year that they stop, it has been tilled within the last month. I assume they pick out the bits of wheat straw that they find, as well as all the worms/bugs they can find in the soft dirt, and then move along...

    About 2 hours after I took this pic, I was standing outside, and they all took off at the same time...it was very noisy, and VERY impressive to see!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009

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