Canada Geese...

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  1. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    August 9, 2017 180 (2).jpg These birds can sure make a mess over your lawn or vehicle....they seem to travel in large numbers. I noticed neighbors trying to keep them off of their lawns. The little boy just walked slowly towards them clapping his hands and they moved to another area. They were doing a lot of preening...
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    Philip Nulty Strong Ash

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    Hi Sherry,..nice to see such a big flock,..or should i say gaggle :),..oh boy i am sure they leave a huge mess on someone's lawn :whistling:
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Maybe they'll move on to spend winter somewhere else. Handsome birds they may be but, as you say, the mess they make is incredible.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    We have a problem with geese at work, leaving a mess on the waterfront and dock. We put up a simple 'goose string' which is a few wooden stakes with string tied along to make a bit of a barrier right along the shoreline. It is rather effective. They sure leave a nasty mess ... looks like a small dogs droppings but a LOT of it!
     
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    They're a real problem. When I was a kid they used to be migratory but over the decades I've noticed more and more they're just settling in and are not migrating like they used to.
     
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    Kildale Nature's Window

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    During the summer they can't fly so they hang around a bit more for a few weeks.
     
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