Duck, Duck, Goose!

No snow yesterday but the sky was overcast and there was a good bit of wind blowing, making it less than ideal to do much more than quickly run out to feed the critters, collect eggs and bring all the pups inside to keep me company.

And to keep me warm! There’s nothing quite as cozy as a husky blanket:

They love when I have leftover duck soup from last night’s dinner to share with them for breakfast.

Speaking of ducks, the Muscovies were doing their mating dances when I went out to feed, so that’s a good sign. No duck eggs yet, but it can’t be long now.

I’ve also been seeing migrating snow geese fly over the house but haven’t been able to get good photos of them, despite putting a lot of effort into trying. I did get some good pictures of the local Canadian geese out at Market Lake, though.

It looked more like late fall than early spring, but that’s normal for SE Idaho.

Still, even they must be sick of the snow by now, too, right?!

Like our ducks, they were also pairing up and doing their little mating rituals:

We were hoping to spot some of those big, beautiful snow geese out there since Market Lake is the place to be for seeing migratory birds, but all we saw were geese geese. And more geese. It’s a bit like going to Yellowstone hoping to see a grizzly bear and seeing buffalo. And more buffalo.

It was literally all we saw out there. Not even a duck or a swan or anything.

So after awhile we left and grabbed a cup of coffee and headed over to the falls in town to find… yep, you guessed it, even more geese.

They are a bit hard to spot in this photo, but if you look at the very top of the water line, you’ll see them all lined up, waiting for spring. They aren’t migrating since they live here year round, though.

Sometimes I wish I could migrate to warmer climates heh. 🙂

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