Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Autumn Geese

This is so utterly cool.

Every night, just at sunset (and not a minute before) the sound of cackling starts, and many flocks of geese begin hovering overhead. It seems that they are coming from the Missouri River, and heading north over to the Mississippi. They circle and even seem somewhat confused about where they are going. It must be that there are 2 rivers here, so close together. Eventually though, they all go north to the Mississippi.

3 comments:

Barbara said...

I know that awe. I get "goosebumps" (sorry) when I see the Canada geese in a huge majestic V heading south or returning in the spring. Dreadful and nasty birds on the ground, though.

beth said...

I don't know the geese close up. Maybe they're kind of like people :-) ...

I hope to get over to the Confluence this weekend to get a bigger picture of the migratory phenomena. Maybe I'll see them closer. They sure are honky!

Barbara said...

honky and dirty and snappy (that sounds like the Seven Dwarves illegitimate cousins!).