"Praise the sea; on shore remain." ~John Florio
"Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go."
"The great sea makes one a great sceptic." ~Richard Jefferies
Canadian Geese rush from the cold waters edge to crowd around my feet.. hoping for a fast food treat on a cold and dreary..
Watery Wednesday.. afternoon..
I call these Geese "Canadians" even though they were most likely all born and raised right where I found them today or at least in that general vicinity.. like most cities with any type of water feature.. we have a large population of geese.. In almost all areas of North America.. non-migratory Canada Goose populations have been on the rise... The species is frequently found on golf courses...parking lots ...city parks.. and almost any place that has even a small body of water.. which would have previously hosted only migratory geese.. for short stays.. on rare occasions. Owing to its adaptability to human-altered areas, it has become the most common species of waterfowl in North America... In many areas, non-migratory Canada Geese are now regarded as pests... People have tried everything from capture and re-release to noise makers and have even allowed extended hunting seasons to try and disrupt their nesting in many areas.. I was careful to keep a watchful eye this afternoon as I walked among them... they have been known to attack other animals and even humans who they felt threatened by.. I guess It's a good thing they were hoping I'd toss them a fast food snack and didn't know that I was wondering how they would taste..roasted with orange marmalade...
have a great day!