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Message Number: 410 - Friday, October 24, 2014 10:05:00 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  C Coleman
State/ Province:  Washington
Country:  USA
Comments:

Maybe you can help. I have been looking for a novel about a Biologist studing geese that turns into a love story. The Bio falls in love with a First Nations woman. My Aunt in Canada told me about it a long time ago and I can not find a the name of it. I belive it is a Canadian book. Any ideas? Thanks, for the help.

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Message Number: 409 - Saturday, October 18, 2014 08:15:18 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  C Graves
City:  El Cerrito
State/ Province:  CA
Country:  USA
Comments:

Update: I didn't want to stress this young goose last night by trying to capture it in the dark, but the outcome leaves me with regret. I didn't hear anything overnight but the young goose in my backyard didn't make it; the raccoons got it. I don't feed them, so they don't come into my yard every night, but because California is going through the worst drought in 10 years, I do leave out water for all the critters.

Since I am on a flyway, this experience will be the impetus for me to include the need for a "wildlife recovery area" in my garage as I work over the next year or so to clean it out/renovate it. I really appreciate the info on your website on what to feed the geese, and the links for how to capture them without a net, etc.

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Message Number: 408 - Friday, October 17, 2014 19:12:53 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  C Graves
City:  El Cerrito
State/ Province:  CA
Country:  USA
Comments:

Thank you for your tips on feeding the geese. I just spotted a young injured (foot injury) Canada Goose in my backyard (at dusk). I do not have a lawn but it was eating some small patches of grass-like weeds I hadn't pulled this summer. I know usually these geese set down with at least one companion when one is injured, but since he/she is alone, maybe it was separated from the flock by accident.

I put out some water, then did the websearch for diet info and found your site. I then put out some cracked corn I had. It hasn't seen the corn yet, but hopefully it will by the morning. I live in an older residential neighboorhood and there are raccoons in the area, so I have to hope the goose will be safe overnight. But I will check (quietly) for it tomorrow. My 40'x50' backyard is fenced to keep out neighborhood children and pets, with quite a bit of cover and some trees, so hopefully it will find a safe and quiet spot to stay until it recovers.

Regards,

C.

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Message Number: 407 - Tuesday, October 7, 2014 17:59:03 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Lisa and Robert Pilar
City:  Nashville
State/ Province:  Tennessee
Country:  USA
Comments:

My husband and I feed the Canadian Geese at several of the lakes here in Nashville. We have done several rescues, mostly because of careless fishers leaving fishing line laying around. We have a group that we have fed and cared for since they were very young. We have one that has Angels Wing, one that list a paddle because of fishing line, they both manage to get around, however the one without a paddle has been ostracized from the group and is alone most of the time. We have taken her under our wing ( lol) and make sure she gets food and attention which she seems to appriciate. We love all our babies.

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Message Number: 406 - Saturday, October 4, 2014 08:03:04 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Karen Baker
City:  Kingsland
State/ Province:  Georgia
Country:  USA
Comments:

Not sure how many times people can sign guest book but I wanted to tell something else about "Ole Bob" the one legged goose I "adopted". The other day he & "the five" were across the road which is across from the pond from our yard. I stood there watching them while I figured out if it was them. As usual Bob was off by himself & the five were together. They looked content so I left. Since there were other geese at the end of the yard I decided to give them some bird seed. I brought extra with me & moved at the end of the yard next to us. Suddenly I realized Ole Bob was flying in a straight path to me.He landed in front of me & looked up at me. IT WAS AWESOME! I was so happy cause I knew for sure he could fly! I always stand next to him while he eats as the others tend to chase him away. The five don't do that as much as they used to but the others will. Something did startle him & he was about to turn away.I started talking to him & he stopped. I said come on Bob & started walking. He started walking too, beside me like a dog. He walked with me into our yard & started eating the seed I gave him. He hung around for awhile & then made his way to the water,drinking & cleaning himself. After that he settled down in the grass to rest... again by himself. I look for him everyday as well as the five. They are awesome birds!

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Message Number: 405 - Saturday, September 27, 2014 18:22:32 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Karen Baker
City:  Kingsland
State/ Province:  Georgia
Country:  USA
Comments:

I have loved Canadian geese for years. The last several years we have been fortunate to live near a pond where they gather.The first place where we lived near a pond it was so wonderful to see & hear the geese.I never fed those geese, just watched them from our window & yard.The bittersweet sound of their honking while flying by is as beautiful as seeing them. The pond we live near now is closer to our house. At first I just watched them as before. One day I saw people feeding them bread. I knew it wasn't good for them so I decided to feed them myself. Started giving them cracked corn & they loved it! When I ran out we got wild birdseed which they liked as much except for the sunflower seeds which they ate very little of. I had 5 geese including one baby & parents.We have seen the baby from the time he followed his parents when very small. I say he but I don't really know who is who but I try to guess... While getting to know " the five or my five" as I like to refer to them as I scattered the food in small separate piles for each to eat from.While feeding I would make a soft sound like calling a horse. I thought it would help us get acquainted in that it would be a familiar sound for them. After awhile they would come to me by sight & sound.Now I only have to come outside.It is an awesome sight to see them run to me, honking & sometimes flapping their wings.It is so sweet to hear the ones I call babies even though they don't look like babies.They make such a sweet sound like they are happy when eating or when it appears they are asking me for more.I can't help but laugh when I see them run. I can walk among them but sometimes they hiss,not too often however.I can tell we have become friends.Larger groups have come & I can always tell if "my five" are or are not among them.I feed them all making sure to give them space but sometimes a "fight" breaks out. One day I met a goose I know I never saw before.He was quite friendly & came right up to me. I started talking to him. We looked at each other making eye contact. As I was talking to him he would @!#%& his head side to side just like our dog does. He came back the next day to the same spot & almost the same scenario.Unfortunately I have not seen him since.My newest friend is one-legged & when I first met him he looked a little beat up missing clumps of feathers.He looked worn out & was breathing like it was an effort.At first I thought he had one wing but he does have two. Also he looks like he may be old. Extra white on his head & face different from the other geese. He hops around well on one leg but at first he didn't go far before he got winded.His wounds have healed sometime ago is my guess. He can hop along farther than before getting winded & does not have to stop as often.His eyes look brighter & he & I have made eye contact.I named him "Ole Bob". He follows me like a dog walking side by side with me.He will walk off on his own when he is satisfied.Ole Bob would eat out of my hand I think but I won't attempt it.I wish I could make a special place for him so he stays safe. He seems to be doing OK. The others usually tolerate him but he stays off by himself. I stay between him & the others so they won't chase away & steal his food.They seem to know what I am doing & are better about not bothering him.I feel blessed to be accepted by them.

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Message Number: 404 - Friday, August 29, 2014 10:54:46 PDT
Posted From:
Name:  Allison
City:  tsawwassen
State/ Province:  BC
Country:  Canada
Comments:

I really like the poetry section, especially the "hunter's poem". It is so sad and touching, and flows smoothly. I enjoy writing nature poems myself, and many of these poems were good examples for me.

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Message Number: 403 - Sunday, August 24, 2014 18:46:05 PDT
Posted From:
Name:  Richard Wampler
City:  Loomis
State/ Province:  CA
Country:  US
Comments:

There is a Canadian Goose with an injured leg in my front lawn. He can fly some. His buddies come around to keep him/her company from time to time. I can't find any rescue in my area that can come and capture it for intervention. I would like to help.

Any suggestions?

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Message Number: 402 - Thursday, August 7, 2014 08:20:54 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  richie
City:  selden
State/ Province:  NY
Country:  usa
Comments:

Hi,

I have an injured canadian goose. He cant fly, his wings are strong and he flaps them hard, but one of them has a bunch of feathers coming out from underneath and curly up over the side of the wing.. I dont think its a broken wing because he flaps them both very strongly

If he cant fly anymore I would love to care for him at home I have a very big backyard all fenced in, lots of trees and grass, no predators and I can build him a pond. I was thinking of taking him to a wildlife sanctuary but sometimes I dont trust who Im giving it to. I want to make sure he lives and is happy..

please email me back with your thoughts

Thank you for your time

Richie

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Message Number: 401 - Saturday, July 19, 2014 17:35:52 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Maryann Farrell
City:  Marlton
State/ Province:  New Jersey
Country:  United States
Comments:

hi, I am so excited I found this site. I just joined a Facebook page for Canada geese. I can't take the. Cruelty towards these beautiful birds. I have witnessed 3 horrible happenings with Canada geese this week alone. I wish I could get help when I am trying to help these helpless geese. Nobody cares. I can't do it alone.i hope we can get more and more support for the geese. They are loving mates and wonderful parents. I can't say the same for all of the human race. I hope I can help make a difference. Maryann farrell

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