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Message Number: 471 - Monday, August 22, 2016 06:11:45 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Tina
City:  Horsham
State/ Province:  PA
Country:  USA
Comments:

What a great forum. Love reading all the stories from people who live geese as much as I do. Have been feeding them in my complex for 2 years now. They recognize me and honk outside my bedroom window in the morning for me to come out and feed them. Right now I've got a flock of about 15 juveniles eating like crazy every morning. It will be sad for me when they migrate but I know they'll be back next year. One way I've learned to keep the neighbors happy is sweep and wash up the sidewalk every morning after they eat. It's turned into a great routine with other people stopping near by to watch and admire but no grumbling about the droppings because they see I clean it up every day. Love my wild visitors!!!

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Message Number: 470 - Thursday, August 18, 2016 15:45:00 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Julie Robbs
City:  Hull
State/ Province:  Massachusetts
Country:  USA
Comments:

For the past month and a half myself as well as a neighbor have been caring for three Canada Geese. Upon inspecting these beautiful birds I realized that only one was truly injured, or so I thought. Two of them had no problem flying but the one small one just couldn't get it and that's when I noticed she was missing her primary feathers on one wing. She was truly at our mercy and the other two were her protectors. It broke my heart as I watched her/him struggle with simple tasks. We provided water, food and a somewhat safe place to rest yet they still wandered into the street which scared me to death. Today I've noticed that her/his wing feathers are finally growing and only have half way more to go. My problem now is the neighbor that WAS helping no longer wants them around. These birds have grown on me so much. They've listened to my conversations as they tug on my clothes like a little kid looking for a treat. They have consumed my daily routine but I don't care. All I want is for her or his feathers to grow back so she/he can finally fly and be a regular goose again. But I'm now working this battle alone, which makes it difficult. There is so much I want to know about these birds so I can try to educate the ignorant. And because I'm working on my own it's hard to try and keep them safe from the street and any night time predators, including my neighbors. It's sad to think anyone could intentionally harm an animal but those people are out there. All I want is for the three of them to fly, fly away, to a place where they are safe but nature is preventing that, at least for a little while longer. I wish someone would come and help these birds but no one wants to do that either. I can only continue to do the best I can protecting, watering and feeding them until they can ALL take flight but I'm only one person against many. There is a very special bond between myself and these three geese but my true happiness will come when I can say goodbye as they fly off in the sunset. Thank you for your article, it was truly a wonderful read.

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Message Number: 469 - Monday, August 1, 2016 18:24:31 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  i4getm
City:  Virginia beach
State/ Province:  Va
Country:  USA
Comments:

Thank you for this article. We have a pond where I work and we would feed the geese and their goslings but have had to find inventive ways lately because our co-workers complained. Ignorance is irritating. Our geese all have personalities. They trust only a few of us with their young and know we will never hurt them or their babies. We stopped feeding them for a couple of months, and true to your article, they didn't stay just because we were feeding them. They will be around in the daytime and leave at night.

All animals have a sense of good humans vs bad humans and our geese will not go up to anyone else but the few of us. We've had the same pair come back for 2 years now to nest and raise their goslings hich is amazing. Just wish there wasn't so much ignorance out there.

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Message Number: 468 - Monday, August 1, 2016 12:33:01 PDT
Posted From: United Kingdom
Name:  Dawn Leppard
City:  Fulking
State/ Province:  West Sussex
Country:  United Kingdom
Comments:

Barry and Dawn Leppard just love Canada Geese

we are fortunate to have a pond that Canada Geese arrive every March breeding starts late April.

We find them to be amazing parents so protective really sad when come to the end of August it's time for all of them to migrate.if only we knew where they go until they return the following Spring.

We came to know your website through our RSPB today which we are members

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Message Number: 467 - Thursday, July 21, 2016 05:27:04 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Debbie Burdette
City:  Jordan
State/ Province:  NY
Comments:

I live on cross lake from may till September


I feed and name the geese.i hope Sebastian and Henrietta come back next year.i love Your website

The neighbors complain about the goose poop and want me to stop feeding them.....only when donkeys fly!

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Message Number: 466 - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:07:00 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Debbie
City:  Thornton
State/ Province:  IL
Country:  US
Comments:

I recently returned from a visit to the Horicon Marsh in Horicon, WI. On the boat tour we took, the captain proudly told us about the city's goose roundup. Myself, along with the others on the boat, were duly horrified. My entire perception of the marsh has changed with the killing of brutal killing of these geese and the trapping of animals for profit. I will not return. Shame on this city.

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Message Number: 465 - Saturday, July 16, 2016 05:55:41 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  HAROLD CROSBY
City:  foley
State/ Province:  alabama 36535
Country:  u.s.
Comments:

please add GLENN LAKES to your HALL OF shame..they recently massacred 50 CANADIAN GEESE .along with their 3 month goslings..second time in three years they did this..total number of geese slaughtered is over 150..tried to stop them,had no luck..i need help in stopping this..thanks for your time

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Message Number: 464 - Friday, July 15, 2016 10:51:05 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Angela
City:  west warwick
State/ Province:  rhode island
Country:  usa
Comments:

Great information, enjoyed reading this, we have geese and so far we are doing everything correctly. Thank you

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Message Number: 463 - Monday, July 11, 2016 18:36:49 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Betty Sills
City:  Foster City
State/ Province:  CA
Country:  USA
Comments:

My house is on a wide artifial lagoon on the shore of San Francisco Bay.

We have many resident Canada Geese - I just watched a group of eight swim by.

They always delight me and bring me a peace that is so missing in our human world.

I have such great respect their social structure and the way they care and protect each other.

And they are such elaegant birds! I feel privileged to have them in my neighborhood!!

Please stay!






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Message Number: 462 - Sunday, July 10, 2016 12:02:46 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Leigh Willmore
City:  Lansing
State/ Province:  MI
Country:  USA
Comments:

I feel very privledged to have had a pair of geese allow me into their lives for about 14 years. Papa and Mama goose spent much of their time on the large pond where I live, nesting and raising their young - and often during the winter they would be frequent visitors as they no longer seemed to migrate. They would march their goslings to my patio and, as the years went by, allowed me to sit next to them - and their goslings - as they rested. I always considered this an honor yet noticed that they remained wary of others, for which I was glad. When I would walk to the pond they would come running to me and I considered them family.

This spring coyotes killed both of them one night, the night before the eggs were due to hatch. I was able to save 3 of the eggs and took them to a bird wildlife sanctuary where they hatched that day and have since been adopted by another goose family.

It has been almost 3 months since losing these dear geese and still I miss them, I mourn them no differently than I have mourned losing certain people in my life. Not all would understand, but I don't look for that. How thankful I am for what I learned from Mama and Papa goose, for the gifts they gave me and for allowing me into their lives.

Leigh

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