And what about the six Canada geese that took over the lawn here in front of the cottage yesterday? In the five years that I have been here, this is their first appearance before my eyes. I figure the rough weather disrupted their routine, but why this time? Why not during other storms? Such a mystery. Six geese are manageable, but what will happen to the thousands (no exaggeration) of geese that live by the little man-made pond near the condos close to my daughter? No sea to shining sea to absorb them into nature’s fold!
Today my bird day continues. As I sit here writing, a little bird has alighted on the porch railing. A sparrow, or perhaps the purple finch that has been enjoying the nearby bushes. Come to think of it, this is the first year that song birds have spent time here. Another mystery.