'Twas the month before teal season
and all through the barn
not a decoy had been deployed yet
but who gives a darn
When out near the West pond
there arose such a clatter
I got down from the tractor
to see what was the matter
Wings all fixed and
landing over a tree top
the sight of those honkers
made my heart nearly stop
Several have been here
many a time before
but this many was a new record
and hopefully what's in store
Carol came out with the camera
she heard and saw them too
they are a sight to behold
and we wanted to share them with you.
The older dawgs are excited
Cappy and Remi knew what they were
and the young pup's excited too
he'll soon learn why, that's for sure.
Didn't take them long after landing to get out of the water and sample the fresh green grass on the shoreline. Then they spotted the feeder not far away and either the older regular visitors led the new ones there, or these Honkers are really tuned in on what a feeder looks like!
BTW ... check the pair off a little to the left by their selves, and again in the last pic. The larger of the two (which I assumed is a gander) appears to be a Spec/Canada cross. Look at the orange legs and feet, and also his cheek patches that are a dirty gray rather than bright white.
What a lovely sight! The poem is great. Do the geese venture very far onto the lawn other than to the feeder?
I love it!!
You're a poet and you didn't know it !
Well maybe you did
I only kid !
We have a pair of Canada Geese that nest near to one of our mental health units and they practically take over the road when their chicks are mobile, begging as it were at the various buildings on the site and as they are mostly residential, it works and they have little fear of the people.
Great poem and pics Jim