Yesterday a little after noon, three big wild Canadian Geese circled our pond a couple of times, decided it was okay to stop, and dropped in for a visit.
My pictures aren't good, I know, but keep in mind I was hanging out of hubby's office window and the geese were a mile and a half away. (Not really. I exaggerate.)
I wonder why there were three of them? Geese mate for life so you usually see an even number of them together. Unless this was a mom and pop with a single offspring from this year?
When our domestic Shetland geese spotted them, they were not very welcoming and/or friendly. They jumped into the pond with them and set up a bit of a kafuffle which didn't seem to faze the wild geese to any degree at all so our domestic flock backed off feigning no loss of dignity.
The Canadian honkers didn't seem too skittish. We drove up and down the driveway that goes by the pond a couple of times and hubby even walked near the pond once with the dog without frightened them away.
But when my husband went out at dusk to lock up our poultry for the night, the wild geese took one look at him and seemed to say, "Don't even THINK about locking us up!", took flight and that's the last we've seen of them.
I hope they tell all their friends our pond is a good place to visit for a little rest.