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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Geesely Invasion


Last night the valley filled with a noise that was so loud, I didn't recognize it for a bit. First I thought the frogs were hollering for rain.  I walked outside in the dark. Never in my lifetime have I heard so many geese so close.  Either the weather front was holding them close to the ground or they all decided to go further south at the same time.

15 comments:

Linda Wildenstein said...

Funny thing is, I would have known immediately what this sound was. We are on the fly path of the Canada geese, White tailed geese and the Sandhill Crane. Twice a year that sound is part of our life. Love it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like an invasion! We get geese passing through here often.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. that's neat! it does sound like spring peepers! :)

Karen S. said...

This is perfect! Isn't it amazing how new it is always is, even though we've heard it before, and yet every single time this amazing song of geese and all those other crows and such, it's like a new experience of wonderment again around us.

Sandra said...

sounds like a very large gaggle of geese to me. it sure was DARK... i don't do dark..

Sketching with Dogs said...

That must have been an amazing sight, pity it was dark.
Lynne x

Farm Girl said...

That is so amazing! I am so glad you were able to capture it! I wish you could have seen it.

Marty Damon said...

No matter how many times I hear them they cause the same reaction in me. I stop whatever I'm doing and look up. After all these years, it's still cool.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I had a huge flock of Sandhill pass over today. They were so very loud! I couldn't help hope they going safely. They are late passing through here! Most are long gone. Today it was only 11*, even colder tonight and tomorrow. Of course, wind chills are even worse. I know it is nature...but my worry is too.

Lynne said...

No picture for me . . . darn . . . I will check on the lap top!

kaykuala said...

Hearing sounds that announce weary creatures on their journey can be most captivating. Great prose Gail! A whiff of freshness from the usual poems!

Hank

kaykuala said...

Gail Ma'am,
Thanks for your comments. You certainly have a treasure trove here. Have included your blog in my Blog List so that I'll be alerted when you next make a posting!

Hank

Saucy Kodz said...

My geese haven't left the pond yet but I know they are close to leaving. We are having another ??warm front hitting us after having below freezing temps. The geese have decided to stay a bit longer I guess - why leave when the weather is warm, there is a pond and lots to eat (from the land) not me. I do not feed the geese for there is lots for them to eat naturally. When they arrive back home in the spring, looking haggard from their long flight I feed them a bit to build them up and then they forage on what is naturally available to them. When they leave I feel they are bidding me goodbye for winter and see ya in the spring. That sound in your valley would thrill my heart. lol to you n Family - hugz to M.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the sounds of geese! Always have for some reason.

Sandy said...

The Birds!!!! They're invading your town!!!

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