Early Spring Migration
“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, clearing the murk of a March thaw, is the spring.”
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.
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.
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.
Lisa, I love the pictures of the Canada geese. How did you get them to pose like that??
Thanks for the feedback, Jerry! It was no problem getting them to pose. That particular pair was “interacting” the whole time I was there.