English: Canada geese and goslings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Canada Geese (Branta canadensis), on pond in Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I hope your ready for a long story……..I promise I will get to the geese but what led up to it was interesting as well so I thought I would share it with you.
Don’t you hate it when you try to plan something, but it goes completely awry?
So, I decided to text one of my friends at about 11 am and he told me he wanted to hang out in Georgetown and I was cool with it. He had several errands to run until then and so did I so the plan sounded great. Hours passed and we agreed on a good time for the both of us.
At the same time I was trying to get others to chill with us, it was all planned out.
I call him letting him know I had arrived, he was still waiting on people that were going to ride with him, and unexpectedly two of my cousins wanted to come to. (That was cool by the way, I just knew that they already had plans for the day.)
A little bit later he calls me and mentions that prior to speaking to me, he had already made plans for the day to go to National Harbor. I should have knew what was about to happen.
I get another call and I ask him if he is coming to Georgetown for sure and he replies……yes. So I thought that he would be down shortly.
Surprise!!!! He decided to change his mind and go to National Harbor, and asked if we would come meet them there.
What a loser!!!!
Why didn’t you just say you were going to go to National Harbor in the first place?
Meanwhile I had called my brother Ed and he was on the way over. He was concerned about parking in the area, so he said that he would park a distance away and then walk the rest of the way. I figured that would allow time for the others to arrive.
I’m so glad I did.
So I just decided to hang out with him instead and that’s how we ended up seeing Canada geese. There were three pairs of them and they each had goslings with them. One of them had four. the others had two. It was nice to see them enjoying there day and the goslings foraging in the grass. They didn’t seem to be very uncomfortable despite how close we were to them.
Cute little guys
As it turns out I had a sandwich that I had purchased earlier and hadn’t finished so I decided I would try to feed the geese by hand. At first i would throw some pieces of bread towards the geese and that lured them a bit closer, then that awesome moment when one of the adult geese reached up and took it right from my hand. I could feel its beak it felt like plastic and didn’t hurt my fingers at all.
That was great and you know what else? Ed got it on video.
I’ll show that one to you later but I do have this one.
Yes, that was me narrating by the way LOL!!!
A wonderful turn around of events I might say. This wasn’t exactly what I expected but it was still pretty awesome thanks in part to the wonderful geese we saw.
Then we continued walking for quite a while and I will discuss that in a future post.
- Canadian Geese and Goslings (circadianreflections.wordpress.com)
- The New Neighbors (rdmmargaux.wordpress.com)