Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm Gonna Goose Ya!

The place that I was working at in Knoxville, Tennessee last week on was on the French Broad River. After lunch, my co-worker and I walked out onto the back deck that overlooks the river. We went to check the rising level of the water.

Well, its nesting season and two of the resident Canada geese took exception to our viewpoint. From about a hundred feet away, the male took flight in our direction, putting up a fuss the whole time. We thought for a minute he was coming up under the covered deck to goose us. Instead he landed just below the deck railing. Hiss! Honk! Hiss! Honk! What a racket he put up! Meanwhile, momma goose took her time waddling up to the deck to check out the situation. We figured the pair must be nesting somewhere close, possibly under the deck, so we retreated inside to leave them in peace.



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22 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Every one has to protect their own.

Sylvia K said...

They really are protective, aren't they? Terrific captures and I love your collage! Hope your week is going well, Sally! Enjoy!

Sylvia

don said...

A fine series to illustrate your trip out on the deck. Amazing how brave the male was. Fine series.

JC said...

I like geese. Always have.

Nancy said...

Our Toulouse geese are extremely cranky right now. They are noisy! :)

Excellent photos.

holdingmoments said...

So noisy at times, but I think they're great.
Love the flight captures.

Carletta said...

Lovely shots!
Great job catching the landing.

Carletta's Captures

Andrew said...

Lovely images of a beautiful bird.

joo said...

It's superb! Love this post:)

Gary said...

Love them!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sondra said...

I enjoyed watching some similar behavior last week...Love the collage!!!

Springman said...

The Canadian geese are a bit cranky right now. I've got a nesting pair across the river from me and while they don't see me as a problem, yet, they do have a lot to contend with. I have seen everything from crows to Bald eagles stealing their eggs. They have a right to gripe!
Wonderful post Sally and hey, that wild flower garden in the header is awesome!

eileeninmd said...

Love your Geese, cute title and mosaic.

Becky and Gary said...

They do get protective don't they. Great collage.
B.

Buck said...

Beautiful in-flight photos! We've seen these flying your way. Some will stop and nest here, but that's still a month or so away. They are VERY protective!

mick said...

Wow! I wouldn't like birds as big as that coming at me through the air! Great photos.

We love LUNA said...

This is so sweet, an adorable post!
Love the family there, and your pirctures are brilliant.So wonderful header, ahhh Spring...I love Spring!
purrs and always love
Luna

Pat said...

Sally, I love your pictures of Momma and Poppa Goose protecting their nest. Great post!

Hilke Breder said...

Nice capture of the action, Sally! I remember being afraid of male domestic geese when I was litle. They can really go after you. I have never seen it with Canada Geese, but haven't ever gotten close to a nest.

Bill S. said...

Geese are not fun to wrestle with. You will lose. Great post and pictures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great action shots! Not a bad place to work eh?

Small City Scenes said...

Cute selection, Sally. MB