Two Unwelcomed Friends......

3.16.2010

.....but pretty to watch gliding across our pond. A sure sign that spring is here is when we start getting visits from our feathered friends. We usually have a pair of mallards that come every spring, but this year we were surprised with a pair of geese. Early Saturday morning Bailey started barking like crazy and then came running in here to me barking and all upset and then she ran back to the sun room. I could tell she was telling me to come look. She is very smart that way, you know.  So I went to take a look and this pair of geese were just floating around the pond. I went to grab my camera, like a good blogger does, and started taking pictures. I wasn't sure how good they would turn out since I took these through the closed window. To my surprise they turned out really good.



What a great day for a swim.



I love how the goose is sitting in the reflection of our neighbor's chimney.

Oh, look I found something to eat!

Oh, darn it got away!

I'm glad my food falls from the sky and stays put.

I'm tired of swimming now. Let's get out and make a mess in the yard.

I think I just stepped in something can you look at my foot?

You probably stepped in your you know what!!


Well, not long after that Mr. Savvy went out to shoo them away since they can surely tear a yard up. Only thing is the yard is such a mess right now they really couldn't hurt it. We have been in this house for over fourteen years and always worried that geese would start coming and tearing up our yard, but we have been very lucky and have only had a great blue heron and a couple of mallards. I love to look out and watch them. The main reason we added the sunroom is so we can enjoy looking at the pond from inside the house.

I am joining Susan at  A Southern Daydreamer  for outdoor Wednesday. Be sure and click on the link and check out the other outdoor photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by and y'all come back now.

KIM

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY




42 comments:

  1. Ha that was cute Kim!!~ You do wonder what they are thinking and saying to each other!~ I would love to have that pond in my yard!

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  2. Hi Kim,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The house in my header is my home. Thanks for the nice words :)
    Robin

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  3. Excellent photography and reporting from pond-side, Kim! With Bailey's assistance, you should have good pond-side posts all summer long!

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  4. Thank goodness Bailey alerted you! Great pictures. I hate those darn geese. They were everywhere in Michigan. We had a park that we called goose poop park. Blahhhh! They are serene to watch as they glide across the water. I loved your commentary!

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  5. They are beautiful but don't make good pets! Enjoy your evening! ♥

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  6. I love watching birds of all kinds but I can understand that certain birds can cause havoc in your yard but they are awfully pretty. Would you believe we get a pair of Mallards ever single year at this time in our swimming pool. I love watching them float around until I am reminded of the little packages they leave behind. My hubby is the Great White Hunter as he runs outside flelling his arms around and hollering. I crack up every time he does it. One year they layed eggs right in the middle of our deck, no protection of any kind. Maybe that is why they have that saying Dumb Duck. Loved your pictures they turned out great, Kathysue

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  7. Wonderful pictures and Bailey certainly is a smart cookie! I know Canada Geese can be destructive and messy, but they are so pretty!

    Kat :)

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  8. Beautiful pond, even if the visitors are not welcome. Your pictures are beautiful, the geese look so pretty swimming in your pond. Too bad they are pests to your yard, Did they fly off, or did they decide they should move in to this lovely setting?

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  9. Hey Kim you gave me a good chuckle love those quotes!! Martina

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  10. Beautiful captures of those Mallards! Your captions were very funny!

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  11. Hi Kim, What great pictures...Yes they can be real messy,but boy are they beautiful
    xoxo
    Julie

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  12. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. How great is that- to have a pond on your property. So glad you grabbed your camera & shared your photos.

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  14. A great job of geese watching and catching them in some very cute pictures. I never can get a squirrel, they seem to hear me coming. You did a great job on it.

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  15. Great pictures - you must have really clean windows :) I love to look at geese, but they can be really destructive. Hopefully they just stopped for the photo op! You might want to consider posting a couple of these on James' Weekend Reflections, you've got some really great reflections in these. Kathy

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  16. Hi Kim,
    What great shots! I'm so ready for spring myself. I didn't know that these birds can mess up yards...I live in Houston, in a suburb, so this is all news to me! However, I'll bet you do enjoy watching these little guys stopping in for a visit. Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  17. Oh they are so neat Kim! I love to watch all animals. Lucky you and Bailey too. :)

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  18. Such a great post Kim!!! Love watching the geese and I didn't realize they were so destructive. Your Bailey reminds me so much of my Zoe!!!

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  19. Your pictures turned out great! Are they still there or were you able to shoo them off?

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  20. You have the most appropriate captions for those pictures. I especially like that first one with the two ducks and the reflections of the tree. It's beautiful. You might consider entering that one in this week's Weekend Reflections theme at Newtown Area Photo. It begins each Friday. Here's the blog link:

    http://newtowndailyphoto.blogspot.com/

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  21. It is a lot of fun watching geese. What fun your post was this week. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Joyce M

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  22. Beautiful pictures, Kim! It looks so serene out there and the geese look so graceful...Christine

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  23. Hi Kim- great story! I woke up this morning to 2 visiting mallards sitting on our 3-season porch roof in the rain- spring has arrived in Minnesota!!

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  24. Your pond is beautiful, it looks like it would attract all kinds of wildlife. Wonderful photos.

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  25. That was funny, Kim. Those are great pics. The canadian geese have been a problem in a neighborhood nearby, too. (They are over populated with them).

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  26. Wonderful pictures...so pretty and scenic!
    Just don't let them nest...they will turn quite mean. I was chased by one and bit on the head while riding my bike because I got to close to a nest unknowingly!!! We laugh like crazy about it know, but at the time I almost drove my bike into the river!

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  27. LOL! I love the exchange between the visitors! They are beautiful, even if they are messy.

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  28. Cute post Kim! You managed to get great shots. Love the reflections. I would love to have a pond in my yard so I could have wildlife come visit me.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    ~ Tracy

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  29. How funny!! I wish I had a pond to look at and see all the birds come by for a visit. We have a neighboring lake across the street (not within view) so I get to see the geese fly over our house but that's about it. I love to hear them though. I can only imagine how Bailey wants to go after them when she sees them. Ha!!

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  30. I agree, wonderful to watch but I certainly wouldn't want them tearing up the yard. Lovely pictures, what a lovely view you have :)

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  31. You must have a very clean window...the pictures are great. I think geese are beautiful birds, but they do make such a mess. I hope they only stay for a short visit!

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  32. wow great! you have captured them perfectly :) these are wonderful photos Kim! so love it! thanks for sharing this to us :)

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  33. Beautiful pictures! We have a lake at the end of our street and there are lots of duck and geese there. It is so fun to watch them.

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  34. Wow Kim! I love all of the pictures of your pond and the mallards. You captured some gorgeous shots! How lucky you are to have a sunroom so that you can look out on the lake!

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  35. Hi Kim:

    How funny and cute! It's funny how things like this can be "unwelcome", yet amusing at the same time!

    Love, Karen

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  36. Great photos! We have some in our town's pond and they're fun to watch. Just don't try to eat anything around them - they'll chase you until you give them some bread!

    Manuela

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  37. We loved watching the geese in the pond at Dream House #1...they even raised a little family there and that was so fun to watch them grow up. The other day I drove by the house and noticed a huge number of the geese gathered there...hope they don't mind the mess! We would love to have some at the new place, it's a lot wilder and the yard won't be as manicured so it really won't matter what they do! Love looking for wildlife out there!

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  38. That was fun! The ducks are cute I think! I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day and Outdoor Wednesday :)

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  39. The geese may make a mess but you are fortunate to have them visit. Such a pretty spot for a house.
    Kathy b

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  40. Pretty amazing!
    Such wonderful outdoor and captures.

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  41. cool Kim! great story and what nice captures. I enjoyed the post.

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  42. O these are a wonderful series of photos - great story you weave with them.

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