Encounters With GeeseI live on five acres of land as do my neighbors. A few of them have large ponds on their property so we are accustomed to seeing Canadian Geese almost year round. I often hear them honking as they fly overhead and I'm always inside and miss the photo opportunity. One day in early April I kept hearing a loud honk and went to investigate. This fellow in the above photo was in the field between me and my neighbor and almost in my front yard. I grabbed the camera hoping he'd stay a few more minutes. If you enlarge the image you can see him cocking his head looking at the sky.
He continued to walk back and forth honking as I snapped photos through the living room window.
He continued to honk and look up at the sky. I noticed he had a partner further down in the woods out of my camera's reach. I thought I could slip out on the deck and get some more shots but as I passed the sunroom window I saw them flying off. Our adventure lasted a little under three minutes.
A month earlier I snapped this photo along the riverbank where the Ohio and Muskingum rivers meet. There had been a lot of flooding and both rivers were way out of their banks.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.