Monday, 10 October 2011


I have been hearing the geese fly over for a few days now, mostly first thing in the morning or at dusk, coming from an easterly or north easterly direction. Last night I  heard them fly over in the dark and this afternoon they have been coming steadily wave after wave. Every year I get the same feelings of excitment when I hear the geese and I get very emotional. It's a wonderful feeling welcoming the geese back for the winter and I often have a tinge of saddness when they leave again in the spring. I've tried taking a photo of them, but the sky is so grey and I didn't have my camera handy for the ones which flew closer. Alright I'm not a photographer,but I tried. :-)

Does anyone else get so excited when they hear the geese coming that they do a dance around the kitchen shouting  "the geese are here, the geese are here" or am I just strange?


  1. I don't think you are strange at all. I only wish more people were interested in nature and all that is going on around us.
    My fox visits every night and every night I get a tingle from just sitting quietly watching him. Keep as you are, there are not enough of us...

  2. I don't know if you have ever read Lord of the Rings, but you reminded me of - "The Eagles are coming! The Eagles are coming!" :)
    I too have found if hard to photograph birds in flight or even atop of trees.
    I managed with the Red legged Partridge as they are ground birds. I have been trying to get photos of Red Kites and also these green 'Parrots' which we have around here. All I end up with is a little speck at the top of a tree!

  3. Briony, You are lucky to be able to watch your fox every night. You don't have hens do you? :o)

    Bernard, At least you know what the little speck at the top of the tree is. :o)

  4. Hello Doohie!
    You're not strange at all. I get a tingle when the geese arrive too - and the occasional swan! It's a miracle that happens every year, and it feels such a privilege to witness it. I think it's wonderful.

  5. we once had a family party and all stayed out in the cold dark garden just to see the geese flying home

  6. Hello Annie, Thankyou for your comment. Nature never ceases to amaze me, it is a miracle that the birds find their way here every year.

  7. Hello John, A good excuse for a party. No need to be cold though, we'll go to my brother's garden and light the fire pit.

  8. Oh Doohie, please take care of them! I get very emotional when they leave here for the winter. When I hear the first goose in the spring,'s dancing time. The crows come back first, then red winged blackbirds, then robins...I get so excited!!
    Note to self...must get out more.
    Jane x