Yesterday, I went to pick up some scaffolding from a neighbour’s house, and on the way there I passed a field full of geese. Just standing there, hanging out. I am sure there were thousands of geese there. There were a couple cruising around, stretching their wings, but for the most part, they were just standing around. Like some sort of huge goose convention. Of course, that’s the one time I don’t bring the camera along. So when I went past there later on my way to town, I had the camera, and wouldn’t you know it, all the geese were gone. All of them.
So on our way to return the scaffolding today, we saw some a little ways off the road. This time they were hanging out on a slough in the middle of a pasture. So I went back there a little later and parked the truck a half mile away, so as not to scare them, then I walked closer. I got about a quarter mile away from the closest geese and then they freaked out. Actually I imagine they are something like pigs, one freaks out and the rest follow because it is the thing to do. So I crouched down, and they ALL zoomed over my head really low and all honking. After they settled down a bit I got a little closer and it didn’t take long before they all took off again. I think I ruined their rest stop.