A sure sign of autumn around here is the increasing numbers of geese (Canadas at the moment - Snow Geese arrive much later) as they stage in southern Manitoba for their journey south. They spend their days gorging themselves on the leftover grain from harvested wheat fields and find a place on one of the many bodies of water to spend the evening. They'll soon be congregating on the river behind my house in such large numbers that they keep us awake many nights.
Post by bixaorellana on Sept 19, 2009 18:38:52 GMT
Incredible pictures, Imec! I can see sort of a lavender tint to the sky close to the horizon -- morning or evening?
Never realized that about geese and the liver adaptation. It's a nifty glimpse into how a certain type of husbandry developed.
I always say I don't really miss definite seasons, because I hate winter so much. However, I used to live out in the country on the extreme northeast edge of North Carolina. The passage of the seasons was beautiful, and your photos bring that back to me. Thanks.
They don't find Manitoba's winter all that accommodating - even if people did feed them. We are on a major migratory path here. Here is an estimate of the number of birds observed at a waterfowl preserve just north of the city in 2008: