10 April, 2006
This has been my favorite harbinger of spring for the past few years:
I've named Silly Goose, and she has made her nest by our pond for 4
years running. The first 3 years she built the nest smack-dab in the
middle of the bridge which leads out to the island in the middle of the
pond. She got her name 'cause.. well, 'cause that seemed like a pretty
silly place to build a nest.
As you can see, she moved the nest to the bank of the pond this year,
so I guess she ain't so silly after all.. even a Silly Goose can
She's quite the protective mother and, if I get too close, will hop off the eggs and hiss at me.
But she soon calms back down. It actually amazing how close I can
approach before she takes alarm. Seems like she tolerates me a bit more
every year, and today I was able to get within 2 feet of the nest
before she said 'enough'.