Tuesday, December 13, 2005

goose island



There's no island in this part of the Fox River called Goose Island. It occurred to me that this huge congregation of Canada Geese actually made up an island. Thousands and thousands of geese were gathered along the edges of open water, creating an unbelievable sight.

Unfortunately this area of the river is difficult to approach and in flat Illinois there are few points of high elevation from which to capture a broad view. This was taken from a car window as we traveled over the bridge. And no, I was not driving the car (this time).

5 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Wow! I'm trying to picture the sounds of that congregation.

poopie said...

Amazing...

srp said...

Here I hear them at night flying down the canal/drainage ditch behind the house. They walk down the middle of the streets, congregate at several ponds in the area, at Mt. Trashmore and seem to know instinctively when someone has a bag of bread crumbs. I've seen the side of a pond be empty one minute, then someone pulls out some bread and the bank is covered solid with the geese and the ever present sea gulls in an instant.

pablo said...

How can one "picture" "sounds"?

Floridacracker said...

Pablo,
An imagination is a terrible thing to waste. HONK!