Friday, April 8, 2011

A Wild Goose Chase...

Ya just find a nice, peaceful corner of the world...when some loud moron neighbors move in! I'm talking about this Mute Swan and the Canada Geeseses that flew in to Wright Marsh of course.

What a noisy, rude couple they were...honking over and over, waking up the whole marsh. They learned a new rule...DON'T mess with Mute Swans! He swam around quietly (duh! he's MUTE!) with ruffled feathers until he couldn't take it any more. He went after them and they all rocketed in circles around the marsh...the gooseses honking even more loudly than before. The Swan finally got sick of them and landed in his peaceful corner, for a moment of quietude.

Until the geeseses came back...stoopid geesesesess...

They're off and flying, the Canada Goose ahead by a tail!

Swans aren't quite as good in the corners as those gooseses!

A low strafing move over the top of the gooseses will send him a message!
Mean while... a bunch of old Coots watch in disbelief.

"Now, where was I?"

"Ah, back to my quiet little corner of the world..."

By the way...
Jessica from Princeton Press sent me a copy of "Hawks At A Distance" by Jerry Liguori to review for you. I was just starting to get into it, when that stoopid little chipmunk(you know, Bobb Schmunk) swiped it from me. Last I heard he was mumbling something about getting a bigger head start next time Bob the Hawk flies through...we shall see.

Stay tuned!


  1. We have a Mute Swan who doesn't like any sort of birds, especially the Mallard Ducks and a Mallard X duck, who is quiet.

  2. Oh dear! I remember when I was a kid - my mother explaining to stay away from the swans - since they're territorial. I think my sister was bitten by one. Sometimes being the shy child comes in handy :)

  3. The only thing that has worried my local Mute Swans were the unleashed dogs I mentioned in a recent post. We have had a couple of Black Swans in Northwich for the last few years which have bred each year but all the young were predated. Mute Swans possibly the culprit.
    Great images and info of bird behaviour Dave.

  4. Everybody knows the plural of goose is goosi. Sheesh.

  5. It's seems as though Mute Swans are VERY unsociable birds! I guess I would be angry too... are WRONG.