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Canada GeeseLast week the lake in the Park was covered from end to end with Canada geese, some swimming and some standing around on the newly formed ice.  Within a few days, the Lake was completely frozen and the geese were gone.

Canada Geese

Often a few geese will overwinter here if they can find open water to swim and feed in, but I have a feeling this year they will all be gone.  The lakes around here are freezing very early this year, and Winter is not even officially here!

The last couple of days have not been so cold, and temperatures today will actually be above normal, but by the weekend we will be in the deep freeze again.

Still, I am grateful for small mercies.  Minnesota is trying to dig out from a monster snow storm, and I would not like to have to deal with that this early in the season.


5 responses

  1. It must be quite a sight to see. Are they very noisy? Or are they quiet birds?

    December 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    • They are often very noisy, especially when they take flight.

      December 9, 2013 at 8:43 am

  2. Everything is freezing around here in Michigan! The geese and ducks are running out of places to go! Nice post!

    December 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    • Thank you. Think it’s going to be a long, hard Winter.

      December 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      • I would agree! Bring it on!

        December 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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