Saturday, April 22, 2017

Coastal BC Birds: Talk to Me Goose

After a long quiet winter, it's nice to have birds returning to Hole in the Wall on Powell Lake.

The first to arrive on the scene were the Canada Geese. A flight of five came honking their way into Hole in the Wall early in April.


Since then, the group has split up. Three have been congregating at the back of the Hole, and two have taken up residency in John's back bay across from us.


We can hear them honking back and forth early in the morning. Usually they stay out in the lake, but recently a pair has been coming up to stand on our log booms and swim in our inner pool area.


I've been keeping a eye on them because I don't want troubles out at my floating garden. In the past, geese have climbed aboard to partake of my tender crops. But so far, so good.


I had to play a little joke on the male goose. Top Gun is one of our favourite movies (after all, we're pilots). One memorable line was, "Talk to me Goose." Goose was the call sign of pilot Maverick's EWO (electronics warfare officer).


We enjoy watching all of the birds and animals that visit our float cabin home. What critters have returned to your area already? -- Margy

8 comments:

  1. There are still snow geese and swans in the valley, I have never seen them here this late in the year before. I do love seeing them though. Yes, those Canada Geese love tender new veggies :)

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    1. Everything seems late this year. - Margy

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  2. Best shoo them along, before they start nesting. Because they will get those veggies!

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    1. I try, but they are very persistent. So far they seem more interested in the log boom. - Margy

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  3. Hello, I like the geese. We have some that stay here year round. Their honking noises are cool. Great photos and video. Thanks for linking up your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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    1. We do too in town, but up the lake they are seasonal. - Margy

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  4. Great photos - and wonderful video. It is nice to have them around - so long as they don't eat your seedlings.

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    1. They seem to stay away from the float garden. I've only had a problem once with strawberries that were ripe and aromatic. - Margy

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