I am getting in the habit of taking my camera with me when I go on my little
walks crawls through the park, and it pays off from time to time: to wit — Sam the Stranger of a recent post. While I don’t expect to spot anything new, sometimes I do.
I have never seen a sight such as the hundreds of Canada Geese that filled the other side of the river. They frequently tend to congregate farther upstream around a few bends from here, but seeing them here was a surprise.
Also a surprise was how shallow the river is in this spot, for they all seem to be standing in the water. Who knew?
They’re busy guys and gals at this time of year. They flap in Vees and honk in discord over our house several times a day, more often heading east in the morning and west in the evening. I don’t know when they will choose to hie thither to sunnier climes, perhaps to be destroyed, which I hear is how some American communities are coping with the concomitant problems of putting up with scads of the Canada Goose.
They were upstream and downstream as far as I could see and further than the camera could see that day. It was an unexpected treat. Don’t you love serendipity?