Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Duck? Duck? Goose?

I am not a good Canadian. Yes, I know the men's hockey team won Olympic Gold on Sunday. Yes, I know the words to our national anthem. Yes, I know CĂ©line Dion is desperately trying to have another baby. But I did not know immediately that these were Canadian Geese. Actually, I still do not know what they really are. I know they are not canaries. An ornithologist I am not. These birds meanwhile knew exactly who I was. When I stopped to admire them on the shore of Lake Ontario they immediately started cleaning themselves. And nothing impresses the Hygiene Hunter more.

1 comment:

  1. My professional opinion, having twice seen an albino magpie, is that these are in fact just geese. . . unless they're albino Canadian Geese! Oh I hope they're albino Canadian Geese!!