Out on the mudflat, mulling over mud-things. The tide is about to turn. Better hitch up your pants.
Haha...can't say we get urban Snows in California, at least not like you do. Looks like winter is coming...
Steve, It's a phenomenon that started a few years ago. They've become very comfortable hanging out in the schoolyards and parks in this city. People ask where to go see them. I point them to a local playground. A Richmondite is a person with Snow Goose poop on his/her shoes.
Weren't you doing some kind of snow geese schoolyard survey with your kid a while back?
Katie, Yes, two winters ago the geese did a lot of damage so he did his science project on them http://rockpaperlizard.blogspot.ca/2012/04/which-schoolyards-in-richmond-snow.htmlLast winter they weren't around as much. They wander quite a bit, depending on what I don't think anyone really knows.
Fenders are designed to fend off advances, whether fowl, foul weather, or mammalian. Useful things. Pretty dang jealous of you w/so many beautiful birdies chillin' nearby. I get to see them at a local national wildlife refuge in the winter, but always from afar. What a lovely commotion they make. =)
bb: It's the poop. Without fenders you're doomed to become befouled by the combinaton of goose poop and centrifugal force.Re your second point: I don't think many people realize how unique this phenomenon is. Here we pretty much have that lovely commotion (well said) in our back yards.
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