January 24, 2018

Hundreds of Geese and a Few Other Birds

Migrating geese continue to flock to our community lake. When I was a child, we didn't see large numbers of Canada geese in Virginia. That has changed. I love watching them land and take off.

One of the muscovy ducks was killed by dogs and another was rescued by some neighbors.  These ducks don't seem to like icy water so they stay on shore most of the time. This makes them more vulnerable to predators. By the way, animal control was called and took the dogs to doggy jail. Hopefully their owners will claim them but will not let them wander off again.

I took the final two pictures through a window.
Sharing with Through My Lens, SeasonsNot So Wordless, and Wild Bird Wednesday.


  1. Linda,

    I love these photos of the icy river! How cool to see the geese walking on it but it always makes me go Brrr when I see geese & ducks swimming during the winter. I know God made them for this but still I get the shivers every time. lol The little birds are so cute. You do a great job capturing them. I'm never quite so lucky. Thanks for visiting and linking up yesterday. Have a good day!

  2. thawing here, watched a flock yesterday

  3. Hello, it is a shame the ducks were attacked. I've been seeing a lot of geese on our lake. They sit on shore or the open waters in the lake. The first photo looks like it could be here. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  4. It's always amazing how such large birds can be so graceful in flight, landing and takeoff! Beautiful pictures.

  5. Not good when dogs start killing the ducks.

  6. oh that darn circle of life BUT i don't understand it when dogs are killing ducks. are lakes, rivers and ponds are over come with geese right now!!

  7. Hopefully the dog owners get fined for not being able to control their dogs.

    I wonder where the geese that are here in the summer happen to go to over the winter.

  8. Wow! That is a lot of geese! Great photos.

  9. Didn't know dogs would kill ducks! Great to see them walking on the ice (without skates, haha) Thank you for sharing this happening in nature with us at All Seasons!

  10. Goodness me! That is a lot of geese!
    Great to see all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan


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