Now here it is March, 28th. The ice went out over night on the lake. Winter is over. The Canadian Geese have been back for over a week waiting for this day. Soon they will nest and we will once again, have upwards of sixty geese and goslings taking over our shore. A myriad of other waterfowl begin their migration through and provide us with much entertainment. We have flocks of pelicans, kites, terns, a cormorant or two, trumpeter swans and then the illusive loon, to name a few.
The dogs get plenty of entertainment from the geese, as well. The geese get within ten feet of the dog kennels as the dogs watch intensely, ready to pounce. The birds seem to know they are safe. Thankfully, we have no fence climbing dogs in the bunch.
All year 'round, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy glorious sun rises. My heart sinks to think of the development coming our way, scarring our precious view.