Monday, November 21, 2016

We Got Goosed!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Yesterday, we all got belted into our HR-V and headed back to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.  It was another awesome day, full of surprises, gorgeous scenery, and birdies galore!  We'll fill you in on everything we saw once Mom processes through her photos.  In the meantime, we saw great birdies right here at home this morning!

When we took Mom and Dad on our walk, we saw something we haven't seen in quite a while -- birdies at the Kansas Ocean!  There we were, strolling along the boardwalk, when ...

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"Look, everyone!  Birdies!  Gooses, to be more precise!"

It was very exciting!  Due to all the construction along the waterfront, we haven't seen many waterfowl enjoying the KSO!  It was great seeing them!

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"Mostly Canada Geese ... but I think those two smaller ones might be Cackling."
"What are they cackling about?"
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"You'll pay for this later, Cam."
"I know ... it was worth it, though."

Pun Husky's got nothing on Cam.  I'll get her for it this afternoon, though -- trust me.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

PS: A Cackling Goose is sort of the Canada Goose's "mini me" - smaller, shorter neck, and a smaller bill.

17 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures. Looks like you guys wanted to go "play" with those birdies?

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  2. Oh I finks they are the BIG ducks from my pond St Albans, do you finks they could be lost?
    Now I'm wondering if there are Cackling Ducks there as well...'cos they do make alot of noise!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. So nice to see your goose friends close to home! Makes your walk all the more special!

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  4. What a great little trip! And oh so many gooses!

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  5. Thanks for the P.S. because we were confused but that explanation made us MOL!

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  6. Oh Cam two great minds that was the very question in my kitty brain too.
    You know every state in the US of A has Canada Geese. I think we'll start calling our NC geeses!!
    hugs madi your bfff

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  7. Oohhh so much to look at.

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  8. Holy HONKERS... you DID get GOOSED !

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  9. looks like you need rain - the ocean seems a little low

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  10. The refuge is awesome. From experience don't eat goose poop. It only taste good going down
    Lily & Edward

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  11. We need to ask dad what the difference is between a Cackling and a Dusky. How exciting that you have geese in your Kansas Ocean!

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  12. Maybe just once you can jump in the water and swim with them??

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  13. BOL - Cam is a real ham:) We love that Pun Husky too - quite the comedian.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  14. Cam-a-roo you Quack me up!!!!
    Blessings,
    Buddy

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  15. We don't know why your mom takes you on those long trips the the wildlife refuge since you can see geese and ducks right in your backyard. ;-)

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  16. OMD.,,What a great selection of Kansas ocean gooses today gals!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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