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It is a little early, this I know ...

But I'm looking for the start of migration ...

Hey ... you folks up north ... :wave:

What can you tell me? :D
 

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Nothing here yet. I'll be sure to let you know when they're headed your way. :)
 

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Saw 4 Canadian Geese today ... didn't see a suitcase. :)rolleyes:) So not sure if they are local on the move or working the migration.

Anyhow, they were the first I've seen in a long while.
 

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They come into the Potomac River south to the Rappahannock River (near Richmond). We also have a hunting season on them but I'm hunting "pictures". :p
 

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The geese are still in the northern area as far as I can tell - I haven't noticed any migration yet. Last year there was some migration during the middle of August, but, this year it is looking good.
 

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The geese are still in the northern area as far as I can tell - I haven't noticed any migration yet. Last year there was some migration during the middle of August, but, this year it is looking good.
Thanks!

And I'm sure you are right. (sigh)

The locals on the Rappahannock River say anywhere from the mid point of this month or the mid of next month ... waiting has never been my strong point. :gaah: lol

Thanks for posting.
 

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Our ex pat Canadian geese are all going home...its creepy!
 

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We had about 2 dozen in the pond when I got home today. A sign? :dunno:
 

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A sign? :dunno:
It is if that is not normal for your pond. :D

Were they Snow or Canada? (and thanks for letting me know. :2thumb:)
 

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It is if that is not normal for your pond. :D

Were they Snow or Canada? (and thanks for letting me know. :2thumb:)
It's the first time this year I've seen that many at one time but I don't know one goose from another. :eek: All I know is they make a lot of racket and a couple of the dogs love to jump in and try to catch them; always failing. :)
 

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Nope. That's not what we had. They were all dark colored. Canadian?
 

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Yea, I'd say the Canada goose but that is alright ... When one starts to move others are not long behind.
 

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Made a quick trip to the coast before hunting season ... The eagles were grand, I never get tired of watching them. Made notes of about 10 pair and a few singles.

Duck season opens in a few days but only a few ducks were on hand for pictures.

Geese ... where are you? Not the first goose to be had ... :dunno:

Oh well ... I can look forward to the next trip.
 

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I don't know if there's any relation but the Grackle's have been on the move the last few days. Long flocks, as far as the eye can see.
 

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Thanks ... We saw a group of Canada Geese yesterday ... they didn't slow down or stop by.
 

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Late last night I looked to the north-west side of my house and saw a flock of geese singing away in the night-sky. They just seemed to be flying in circles with no particular direction and just calling out.

I haven't noticed any V-formations yet heading southwards.
 
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