While driving through south-central Alberta the other day, Mickey and I had to stop on the side of the road, grab out cameras, and take pictures of this welcome event.
The Canada Geese are back...hundreds, maybe thousands of them, are arriving in Alberta daily, looking for ponds and lakes. This one was next to a secondary road so it was easy for us to see them. The pond is still iced over, except for an open spot in the middle.
When they heard our car doors close, most of them took to the air, amidst a great cacophony of honking and flapping wings and noise.
So now we had geese swimming in the water, walking on the ice, and flying in the sky. Very versatile birds
The braver ones held their ground and enjoyed the uncrowded pond for awhile.
Beautiful birds, harbingers of spring and of winter. If the government had decided to put a Canada goose on our one dollar coin instead of the Loon, would we call said coin a Goosie instead of a Loonie? Something to think about...or not.