It's not every morning that you look out of your window and see about 200 Geese wandering past. But it was one such morning for Mum! After the maize was cut, the soil has been raked and agitated and is obviously a culinary delight for all passing souls (particularly geese and corvids). Canada geese have a diet of grass, roots, cereal leaves and spilled grain. The occasional small insect does not offend either. How we should have liked to have been there sorting through the bug-life at first light with them!
With much honking and grottling the Canada geese dibbled into the earth and walked systematically across the field. Some stood tall and proud, scanning the surroundings - on the look out for danger. Others argued amongst themselves and chivvied slow-coaches along. With their striking white cheeks and chin-strap on their jet black heads they made a stunning picture.
But as one party neared the garden gate it became apparent that a pair of geese were definitely in charge. A male and female Grey Lag! Although quite a big smaller than the Canadas (but very stout and chunky) they were most certainly the bosses and stood no truck at all. By comparison their yellow beaks shone brightly, although their coats were far less striking than their bigger companions. Gordon xxx
Hello! My name is Gordon and I am a Gold Sebright and my best friend is Sylvia. She is a Silver Sebright. We live with our foster parents on a small farm in the country. We thought that we would put our take on life and what we get up to through the year into a diary for you. All the characters are real and the events are a true record, interpreted with a modicum of poetic licence. We hope you enjoy it. Love Gordon and Sylvia