Early Spring Migration

Canada Geese at the Horicon Marsh

Are you listening to me?

“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, clearing the murk of a March thaw, is the spring.” 

–Aldo Leopold

Canada Geese at the Horicon Marsh

Pay attention to me!

Canada geese are returning to the Horicon Marsh in droves.  They are one of the first species of birds to migrate here in the spring and start nesting.  Hopefully, our unseasonably mild 50 degree temperatures and the arrival of the Canada geese is signaling an early spring.

Canada Geese at the Horicon Marsh

Ouch!

Notice that the goose on the right has a band on its leg.  It may have been in the southern United States or northern Mexico for the winter.  Canada geese mate for life, but the one on the left may have other ideas.

Canada Geese at the Horicon Marsh

Sunset at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center

Many people strolled the trails at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center this evening.  We were treated to a stunning sunset and the welcome sound of honking from the Canada Geese.

2 Comments

  1. Reply
    Jerry February 20, 2017

    Lisa, I love the pictures of the Canada geese. How did you get them to pose like that??

    • Reply
      Lisa February 23, 2017

      Thanks for the feedback, Jerry! It was no problem getting them to pose. That particular pair was “interacting” the whole time I was there.

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