Friday, May 13, 2011

Geese in the Road

While out riding on my scooter yesterday I saw this family of Canada Geese trying to cross the road.  This road is a busy one and even has bus service.  So I tried to ride my scooter in front of them and force them back into the park.  There is a huge bridge just south of here and I was afraid they would not be able to figure out how to get off it. 

I managed to get them back onto the grassy area.  Papa goose hissed and spat at me the whole time.  But I did get them to go back into the park.  This park is called Morningside Park and it is really pretty at this time of year.  I have no idea why they were up on the road since the park would be a much nicer place to raise a family of geese.  Highland Creek flows through it and there are lots of marshy areas that would make a perfect habitat. 

Here they actually looked as if they were going down the hill.  I continued on my journey, but as I looked back in my rear view mirror, I could see them back up on the road. 

The story has a happy ending though.  Last night we drove past this spot and there was no evidence of any geese.  They must have gone back into the valley.  At least I hope so.


Stray Stitches said...

So glad that there was no goose evidence for you to see on your return trip. So cute how the babies paired up behind the parents. Thanks for sharing the photos.

LynCC said...

Awww. . . My daughter and I are the ones who always have to stop and help the turtle get out of the road, and once we shooed a duck and ducklings off, to. These geese must have been neat.

Hehe - I was expecting a modern twist on "Geese on the Pond" blocks when I clicked to open your blog. ;D

Donna said...

Seems geese are as determined as quilters. Once we start we aim to finish the UFO - one day!

Barb said...

How fun...I loved your post.

nicolette said...

Seeing those geese and the road nearby, phew.. that must have been a narrow escape for the feathered family!

This afternoon we made a little road trip and spotted some geese and swans with little ones and those parents have such a busy time!