Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Return of the Geese

The geese have returned to our area of the city.  It happened about five days ago with much honking and flapping of wings as several geese flew over us on their way to check out the conditions on Wascana Park and lake.  Yesterday the same pair that first showed up on our lawn last spring arrived.  We know that it is the same pair...or at least one of the original two...because of the odd placement of the band on its leg.  It really stands out as being different from the bands on the other birds.  

Sigh.....the goose manure all over the back lawn from the overrun of geese on their way south last fall has not yet had time to dry, in fact we are all ready bringing it in on the soles of our shoes as we slog through the remainder of the slop to get to our car and back.  

This year we have decided to stop wasting time and effort on trying to keep the birds and their deadly droppings off our part of the yard.  No one else here seems to care enough to work with us to put the run on the huge flocks of geese that moved in on the property two Septembers ago and are obviously returning this spring.  The management company here would need massive amounts of money and human resources over the next two years that it would likely take to convince the geese to stay off our lawns. The city has no clue what to do to stop them from taking over the man made lake and surrounding park areas across the street from us and the parks employees and administration seem completely disinterested in finding out.  I suppose someone is going to have to develop bird manure related lung disease before anyone at all with any influence pays the least amount of attention.

So, if you are new to the blog and want to find out what the problems are with these geese you can start searching out posts from about a year ago. They are titled in such a way as to let you know geese are the topic.

That is pretty much all I am going to say about the blasted geese this year.  The topic was exhausted by the end of last September and I assume this year will be a case of "Second verse, same as the first...a little bit louder and a little bit worse."  Double sigh.....

Beautiful, stupid, poopy geese.......

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