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The Geese Are Back In Town – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 4

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The Geese Are Back In town – NaNoPoblano – Day # 4

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NIGHT FLIGHT

Winter looms. They fly in under cover of a dark night in Autumn. The midnight moon casts shadows on the silvery pond far below. Silent stars guide them from above. Hundreds of their kind circle gracefully into the water, murmuring relief. Their southward journey is complete. The geese have arrived.

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GEESE

We live right by a playa lake. From our back door we can see how it changes from season to season. My favorite time to look at the lake is fall through winter, into early spring.

That is when the Canada Geese fly in from the north. There are hundreds, if not thousands of the geese using the lake as a southern home base. Right around Thanksgiving, there are skeins of geese filling the skies, then landing on the lake. They come in a few groups at a time, until there are so many, we can barely see any water, as the geese have filled it.

They are a noisy bunch, too. Making their distinctive honking sound when they are flying, when they land, and when they take to the air again, isn’t enough for them, it seems. Whether just paddling around in the water, or on the shore, they are ‘talking’ about something. We can even hear them in the middle of the night. When they do take flight again, there are so many of them, all honking, it even prevents us hearing the television, until they have gone on their way. I look out the back door, and see them flying right over the houses, their shadows cast on the ground. It is amazing that they don’t crash into each other, as the sky is filled with them.

They have a fairly predictable schedule. They fly to the grain fields, or to other nearby lakes, during part of the day. Then they come back to this one to sleep awhile, heads tucked under their wings. About five in the evening, though, they leave once more. Later, around midnight, they fly in again for the overnight.

This goes on for about four months, then day by day we notice there fewer geese around. They have flown north, again. We look forward to when they return in the fall.

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Photos of Canada Geese flying over the house taken Nov. 2nd, 2019 about 6 p. m.
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Bird of the Day – 3 2 1

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Bird of the Day –

BOTD: September 29, 2019

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Just looking out my front door and I see three birds on the fence.

One flew away, and that left two birds on the fence

Then over on the out door swing frame, there is just one bird left.

The first two photos I think they are grackles, and the third photo is of a dove.

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Bird of the Day – Feathers & Doves

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Bird of the Day – Feathers & Doves

BOTD: September 25, 2019 Gila Woodpecker

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The photos show a bunch of feathers, of black, white, gray & brown, that I picked up from the back yard. Also, looking out our kitchen window to the back yard, some gray doves perched on the outdoor metal table and chairs.

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Bird of the Day – Little Parrot

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Bird of the Day – Little Parrot

BOTD: September 22, 2019 Muscovy

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This is a little parrot that was in the pet store. He has green wings, yellow head and chest, and red breast, and was sitting on a wooden perch in his cage. He has a colorful chain toy to play with.

Also a sign beside him was of a cartoon bird that says, “Will Chirp for Seed”.

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Bird of the Day – Finches

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Bird of the Day – Finches

BOTD: September 18, 2019 Spotted Towhee

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These are three little Finches sitting in a nest. They all have white/brown/black feathers. I saw these in the pet store one day. The nest was made inside a round plastic ball with lots of twigs. So cute! 🙂

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Bird of the Day – Puffer the Puffin

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Bird of the Day – Puffer the Puffin

BOTD: September 16, 2019 Screech Owl

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This little stuffed toy is a Ty Beanie Baby and is a Puffin Bird. He is Black, orange, yellow and white. The tag says his name is Puffer. 😉

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Bird of the Day – Ty Cardinal

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Bird of the Day – Ty Cardinal

BOTD: September 14, 2019 Female Redwinged Blackbird

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This is my Ty Beanie Baby red Cardinal bird. The tag says it’s name is Mac.

He is a pretty deep red color, with black around the face, and black feet. There is a big bunch of red feathery like material on top of his head.

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Bird of the Day – A Light in the Fog

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Bird of the Day – A Light in the Fog

BOTD: September 6, 2019 Cedar Waxwing

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I took this a long time ago, when there was lots of fog in the air. These birds were perched way on top of a light pole. Can’t tell if they are doves or grackles, but they looked pretty up there.

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Bird of the Day – Blue Heron

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Bird of the Day – Blue Heron

BOTD: August 31, 2019

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I think this is a Heron, maybe a little blue Heron. I know we have them all around the little lake by our house.

This time we actually saw one flying over. First he was perched on the chimney of the house behind us.

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