Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14

Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right above Deep Canyon.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Canadian geese~World Bird Wednesday~052312



I stopped by the park both Saturday and Sunday mornings and on both mornings, a flock of Canadian geese came flying into the park and landing on one of the big pools.  Their honking signaled their noisy arrival.  I counted 9 of them on Saturday and 12 on Sunday, so apparently they are still here in the desert.  And, yes, the goose with the broken wing is still in the park.  She apparently is doing quite well on her own and she pretty much ignored the other geese both mornings.  I ran into a lady who visits the park every morning and she said the local bird rescue won't take the goose.  She doesn't appear to be in any danger and she is still there.  I have no idea how much longer the other geese will be around, as we've already had temperatures hitting 107 and it was 109 degrees on Saturday here in the desert.  I did see her open up her wings and stretch them, so mabye she is healing.  Temps are supposed to drop down into the 80's here this weekend as a storm system moves through the desert.  I caught some of the geese walking right by this man, who stopped to look at them.  They were totally unafraid of him. World Bird Wednesday for May 23, 2012.  To visit WBW, please go to this link:   http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

  1. Oh I do hope her wing heals and she can be on her way.
    Looks like they like strolling just like the man. :)

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  2. Greetings from Oman!
    Love your header and nice captures!
    Thanks for sharing!Have a great day.

    Shantana

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  3. Where exactly is this lake and area down there in the desert you've been visiting ? I haven't been around there in years, so I'm a bit out of the loop.

    Here behind my house in Sweden we have a very long lake and every year Canadian Geese come in Spring and nest which results in about eight new goslings which grow up throughout the season and head south in late October or early November. They always fly right past our house when it's time to leave.

    Not sure where they go here in southern Europe for the winter, or if maybe Africa. I never thought they even existed in northern Europe period.

    Looking forward to Monsoon season and seeing what you have to write about that.

    Cheers, Kevin

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  4. These geese are so well fed by people they're probably not afraid of anybody. Sure glad the the injured goose looks to be on the mend.

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  5. Great photos. Canada Geese seem to get themselves to most places but I didn't know they like the hot deserts.

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  6. How sad for the goose. I hope it is happy in the park. The geese around here do seem to be unafraid of people. Great series, have a wonderful day!

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  7. Love their honking up here!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. This is the lake at the Palm Desert park. Actually, a lot of the resorts and country clubs down here in the desert have lakes. I know that the Marriott Desert Springs has lakes and ponds and it also has Canadian geese come visit. So, the geese have plenty of places to stop and eat.

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