Grey's Eye

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-Ansel Adams

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-Alfred Stieglitz


Gaggling on company time

The migration begins
"Are we there yet?" "Don't MAKE me turn this parking lot around!"
"Maaaaaa, these wingie-thingies don't work!"

Earlier this spring, a pair of geese decided to nest in a corner adjacent to the glass-enclosed entry to the office building where I work. Mom was no problem, sitting on the nest most of the time, not bothering anybody. But for a couple of days, Dad blocked the doorway and chased a few people who got close, so they had to go halfway around the building to another entrance. Eventually, a detente was established, and he kept vigil from across the parking lot, allowing us access.

After a couple of months, we were becoming concerned that the eggs might not hatch, when one Monday morning someone noticed a movement under Mom's wing, and a small yellow-green head popped up. All six eggs had hatched. Within hours of the first sighting, they were up and wandering around, and then Mom and Dad began to move them out of the nest. It was a rainy morning, so there were plenty of wonderful puddles to swim in and plenty of grass to nibble. Then the migration began to a new home.

When I brought out my camera and approached to start taking pictures, Dad got protective. And hostile. He charged right at me, hissing angrily. I leaned over and hissed right back at him. Ever see a surprised goose? He stopped, looked at me, bobbed his head up and down a couple of times, then backed off. I still don't know what I said, but he hasn't talked to me since! <g>

Oh, yes... The eggs all hatched a couple Sundays ago. On Mother's Day!


Comments (6)

  • 4/30/07 - Landen123Thanks for visiting The USS Powhatan Forum NCC 1967 . The Gaggling on comany time has won first place in our photo Sig Tag Contest for March and April 2007. Congradulations
  • 6/6/06 - Grey Lensman (GreyLensman2)Moby! Welcome!!!! Good to see ya! I had to duck for that last one, though... If you see the Pixies, please invite them to stop by for me. I'll be posting some more picture groups or stories here in the very near future.
  • 6/5/06 - MobyD (Moby46)For a giggle I Googled "gaggling." Got no geese, at least not these geese. Good pics! Honk if you love geese!
  • 6/3/06 - kayleekellyThis is so neat! Litte geese on little geese feet, out for the first time in the big wide world. When I come back for my next life I want to be a wild goose kay lee
  • 6/2/06 - katz24 (24katz)We loved your photo story... Thank you for turning a dreary morning into something out of the ordinary... More, please...  Show Full Comment

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