Wild Wednesday … Goose Goose!

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A pair of Canada Geese in pen and ink.

This was drawn from a pair of geese on the mill pond.  Canada geese are great subjects for pen and ink. They’re already black and white.

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Canada geese can be found on the mill site constantly.

This gaggle spotted Sailor and Bliss over on shore. They decided to come over and cause trouble for my goldens, who were minding their own business.  Typical rabble rousing degenerate geese!

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You had to know this would happen.

Sailor couldn’t take it anymore and swam out to say hello.  What’s a boy to do.

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Well this isn’t going well.

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

The Birds of Spring

Our weather has been reaching the 70’s during the last week.  The grass is growing and buds are beginning to swell.  Around the Mill Site there is another sign of Spring.  Pairing off and searching for nest sites, the birds are all around.

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A killdeer scouting for a gravelly nesting site.

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Goldeneye couple on the river.

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The cororants relaxing.

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A pair of mallard soon to be nesting.

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A beautiful pair of Canada geese.

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Teka stares forlornly at a beautiful pair of Canada geese.

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The empty osprey nest waits for it’s builders to return. They should be here in the next couple of weeks. Truly a sign of Spring’s impending return.