Monday, April 22, 2013

Silly Goose/Our World

Clever or silly?

When I first saw this Canada goose sitting on this nest, I was sure she was a silly goose because...

Goose in tree

how did she think she was going to get her goslings to water? After all, baby ducks don't fly.

I happened to go back the next day, and it turns out this wasn't a nest after all. It was merely a resting place out of reach of possible predators. In fact, she could very well be a he.

So who was sillier: the goose or me?

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37 comments:

Andy said...

That's cute. They usually nest on the ground.

Nicki said...

A very interesting spot to stop for a break --- yea, probably a fella! LOL!

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmygod...I think this little one is very clever! And you have clever eyes, great shots!
Léia

Jill said...

That is so cute! I never knew a goose would rest in a tree like that!

RamblingRound said...

She IS a silly goose! Now I understand that expression! What a great catch for a photo.

Buttons said...

COOL a very wise bird indeed. B

see you there! said...

Funny! I wonder where the saying "Silly Goose" comes from. Maybe just such a picture.

Darla

amanda said...

What a great perch! Not only safe from predators - but makes a nice place to pose for a photo, too. :)

TexWisGirl said...

now that's cool!!

Taken For Granted said...

Great photo. Not sure how you managed to get so close to this goose. Long lens?

Penelope Postcards said...

It was quite clever of you to capture this rare shot and wise of the bird to hideout where it would be safe. :)

RedPat said...

Smart bird for sure!

CabinGirl said...

Great capture! And, actually Can Geese and even mallards will still nest in trees and on building tops :-)

I work at one of the nation's busiest wildlife hospitals and we get DOZENS of calls every spring about geese and mallards nesting in trees and rooftops. People are used to seeing Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers do this, but not other waterfowl.

The babies bounce amazingly well...

I'd keep watching - that just may turn into a nest! (keep us updated) :-)

Lowell said...

What a funny picture. Canadian geese are often goofy, er, goosey, but this takes the cake. I'd guess you're right, though - it's safer up there. More or less.

edenhills said...

Geese are so fun to watch! I definitely say this a female.

Karen said...

A highrise goose rest!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Whether she/he is silly or clever it's a great resting place. Great capture!

Janie said...

ha, ha. That would make a good nest except for the small problem of getting the babies out ot it!

LONDONLULU said...

I would've assumed the same as you! I've never seen a goose resting place quite like this, nice eye and captures!

Jill akaSHE said...

I guess he/she found itself a comfy chair!

Esther Joy said...

Great post! It made me smile, as your posts usually do!

Small City Scenes said...

Ha ha pretty funny, EG. The goose as it turns out is very smart. Cool picture too. MB

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It makes for a nice picture.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Things aren't always what they seem, I guess. I would have thought the same as you. Don't think I've ever seen a goose that high up in a tree. Nice shots.

Lorna said...

Nice photo of one impossible-seeming thing.

Randy said...

She was recycling for Earth Day.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Silly Goose - I think it is one of those geese that mess with bloggers.

Judy said...

Well, she's got a birds eye view.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That's a neat shot!! I've never seen a goose in a tree. He looks pretty comfy up there. :)

Stephanie said...

Doesn't matter, it is a good shot of the goose in the dead tree.

ladyfi said...

LOL .. that is so funny!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a wonderful and funny photo! Imagine seeing a goose in a tree! I'm glad it wasn't the actual nest.

Judy said...

I likely would have thought the same thing... But wood ducks nest in trees, and the babies just fall out...

Susan said...

Love the picture of the goose in the tree. Found a safe place to rest.

Viola said...

So cosy and lovely where she/he is located in the tree. I would not be able to see if it's a she or he either.. how lovely the canada goose is, we have them here in my place too. and that old tree is also beautiful! =)

Everything Changes said...

Wow!!!! Interesting choice of nest.

Rose said...

You never know, it could go back and lay eggs there! (My boss had a cat that had her kittens up in a tree....farther up than this, too!)

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