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    The geese just flew back

    Those Canada geese.

    i think it's too soon. they have come back from the south too soon. there'll be another cold snap and winter isn't over.

    birds are making nests. buds are budding.

    strange weather.

    (see my location for where i am. up north.)

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    Oh, those poor birds. I love birds and all wildlife, and I hope they do okay considering that they may have to go through more cold weather before the spring.

    Lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Those Canada geese.

    i think it's too soon. they have come back from the south too soon. there'll be another cold snap and winter isn't over.

    birds are making nests. buds are budding.

    strange weather.

    (see my location for where i am. up north.)
    You sure are north.
    My gfather grew up in Holstein and gmother in Berlin...

    Haven't seen any around Chicago yet...hummm

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    If we have a late winter snow storm, it never fails: a poor flock of them will get caught in it, as they migrate back north... you can hear them just a "honking" and flying in circles, but you can't see them because of the falling snow.

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    I'm in Jersey and the most of the Canadian Geese don't even bother flying south for winter anymore. They've invaded everywhere and they're THRIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    I'm in Jersey and the most of the Canadian Geese don't even bother flying south for winter anymore. They've invaded everywhere and they're THRIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Isn't it cold there???
    Come to think of it.
    Guess it's not the cold, but food is why they fly south.


    Last edited by Pharlap; 02-09-2008 at 08:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    I'm in Jersey and the most of the Canadian Geese don't even bother flying south for winter anymore. They've invaded everywhere and they're THRIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yay for successful (and legal) immigration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Yay for successful (and legal) immigration!
    Funny, Floh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharlap View Post
    Isn't it cold there???
    Come to think of it.
    Guess it's not the cold, but food is why they fly south.

    Just googled this...

    • Some migratory populations of the Canada Goose are not going as far south in the winter as they used to. This northward range shift has been attributed to changes in farm practices that makes waste grain more available in fall and winter, as well as changes in hunting pressure and changes in weather.

    http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAbou...ada_Goose.html
    More on the link...I love google

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Those Canada geese.

    i think it's too soon. they have come back from the south too soon. there'll be another cold snap and winter isn't over.

    birds are making nests. buds are budding.

    strange weather.

    (see my location for where i am. up north.)
    Same here in Texas. Wonder what is up with the weather? We have only had 3 freezing nights this whole winter. Insects are going to be bad this year because of the lack of cold weather.


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    I saw another beautiful flock flying high above in the blue sky today. i only heard them when i made the initial post as it was dark.

    it's been warm. 57° F / 14° C. the forecast says it will drop quickly in the next day or two. i hope they grab some shelter . . .

    yes. what IS with the weather?

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    Global warming? I think with the weather we have had in the past two months...ice storms then it turns to 70 degrees. 80 degrees and then come tornadoes. Today, we are back up in the mid 60s. Maybe the birds are just as confused as we are about what time of the year it is supposed to be!
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    There's been talk of Global Cooling in the news of late. i'm so confused . . . as confused as a Canada Goose . . .

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    Has anyone else seen a fabulous film called Winged Migration, Jacques Perrin?

    http://www.amazon.com/Winged-Migrati.../dp/B0000CGNEH

    i highly recommend 90 minutes of a blissful and fascinating film, even if it isn't 100% realism and has been staged.

    For earthbound humans, Winged Migration is as close as any of us will get to sharing the sky with our fine feathered friends. It's as if French director Jacques Perrin and his international crew of dedicated filmmakers had been given a full-access pass by Mother Nature herself, with the complete "cooperation" of countless species of migrating birds, all answering to eons of migratory instinct. The film is utterly simple in purpose, with minimal narration and on-screen titles to identify the wondrous varieties of flying wildlife, but its visceral effect is humbling, awesome and magnificently profound. Technically, Perrin surpasses the achievement of his earlier film Microcosmos (which did for insects what this film does for birds), and apart from a few digital skyscapes for poetic effect, this astonishing film uses no special effects whatsoever, with soaring, seemingly miraculous camera work that blesses the viewer with, quite literally, a bird's-eye view. A brief but important hunting scene may upset sensitive viewers and children, but doesn't stop Winged Migration from being essential all-ages viewing. --Jeff Shannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    Global warming? I think with the weather we have had in the past two months...ice storms then it turns to 70 degrees. 80 degrees and then come tornadoes. Today, we are back up in the mid 60s. Maybe the birds are just as confused as we are about what time of the year it is supposed to be!
    I was waiting for those two majic words SS. LOL

    I think if we honestly wanted to discover the truth, we could look back at weather patterns for the last hundred or so years and find that these weather trends are not knew and its not global warming. IMO

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