Wednesday, February 23, 2022


Geese Coming Home

The weather is strange here lately. The temperature has been going up and down, rising to Spring temps and then falling back to Winter cold. I wonder what the migratory birds are thinking of this.

The other day I was on my way to the store when I passed a line of geese. It seemed like they had just flown south for the winter and yet here was a flock back already. They looked as if they were walking home, wherever that might be, after a winter retreat in a warmer climate.

Today the temperature was in the high 60s but tomorrow it should be in the 30s. Will the geese be as surprised as I am about the variation in the season? Will they be confused about their decision to come back?

As the climate warms up, I wonder if the geese migration will change.  Perhaps it is inborn and they will continue in their usual pattern or they may adapt and shift when or if they migrate. Nature is always interesting to observe. Meanwhile, Welcome back geese!

1 comment:

  1. I had a similar experience the other day. As I merged onto a major four lane road on which most drivers go above the 50 mile an hour speed limit, all traffic came to a sudden halt. A line of geese were crossing the road, waddling and sauntering. The drivers, however, waited patiently to let the line cross all four lanes!