I enjoy the resident Canadian Geese this time of year when they tend to walk in the grass, sometimes in line as if they are playing follow the leader. You can click inside the photos to get more detail, if you like.
For a while there was a lot of commotion about how they were taking over the area golf courses. The solution ended up being border collies. The collies chase them off and apparently after a while they stopped going back to those golf courses.My neighborhood lake is a popular spot for the Canadian Geese, but the population seems about right. There are many different types of geese, egrets, heron, and other birds that hang out their too.
Occasionally there are traffic jams between the runners, walkers, bicyclist and geese but I've never seen any actual collision. It is funny how they will cross the path right in front of you as if to say, I have the right of way.
I know that all the wildlife is happy that we've had a wet spring and summer so far. The drought of 2007 will not be forgotten quickly, at least not by me.