[Vision2020] Geese at Darby road.

g crabtree direoutcome at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 13:09:07 PST 2018

Oh Sam, I have such happy news! I was feeling rather blue about the demise
of Rogers
goose preserve and took a walk out to the construction site thinking I
would find chaos.
Imagine my surprise when upon my arrival my eyes beheld a Christmas
miracle. Geese!
Many hundreds of glorious geese! Amazingly enough, not a hundred yards to
the east
was an identical patch of land that suited out Canadian guests in the
manner to which
they had become accustomed. I suppose that I could be wrong but it seemed
as though
the hunkering honkers could scarce tell the difference. What a glorious day!


P.S. An additional wonderment is that the construction site appeared to be
surrounded by run-off barriers and did not seem to be adding in any way to
the creeks
payload. I am sure that Roger's mournful elegy is to be thanked for
bringing about
all these wondrous turns of fortune and thank him I do. From the bottom of
my despicable
heart and without excuse.


On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 1:28 PM Sam Scripter <moscowsam at charter.net> wrote:

> A sad story, indeed, Roger. Surely, I visualize from your description.
> I wonder where they found rest from their journey?
> Sam S
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> November 30, 2018 11:18:07 AM HST, "rhayes at frontier.com" <
> rhayes at frontier.com> wrote:
> This is not a happy story. I was walking the dog at Mt View when several
> hundred migrating geese flew in from the north. They were low so I could
> hear the whistling of their wings as they passed. For generations, or as
> long as I have been here (1/2 a century), they land every late fall in the
> field just east of the park. It's kind of a semi-wet land where they glean
> and hunker down for a spell and rest. Well, they circled the area a couple
> of times looking down on earth movers, back hoes, and dump trucks ripping
> up the ground, then the leaders turned south, the rest following.
> I have always enjoyed watching them gather in that field calling down
> others to join them as new flocks pass. I usually don't anthropomorphize,
> but I think they might have been sad. For sure I was for them. This would
> have been a wonderful Trail family legacy to bequeath that land to Moscow
> Parks. Gone now. And the creek is just flowing mud from the run-off.
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