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Old 03-18-2011, 09:01 PM
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Saw a flock of geese today!!! hope they are heading up to the peace river...no open water around GP yet...
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:43 PM
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the geese didnt even leave calgary this year, all my feilds have had more geese in the winter then the regular season...even ducks this winter its crazy hopefully its gunna be a better season for geese this year it was very slow until the last week of the season
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:49 PM
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Smile spring

Sure nice seeing the longer days we are getting now. Surely green grass can't be too far away!
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:49 PM
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I saw 2 lonely geese standing in the middle of a frozen pond on my way to Calgary today.....kind of felt bad for them. They seemed to be thinking "I thought only gesus could do this?" (geese....gesus....get it? lol)

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Old 03-18-2011, 09:52 PM
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I saw/heard them yesterday then instinctly looked up. Of course my immediate thought was "One of them is probably gonna crap on me"
But it was nice to see three big greys`. I couldn't help but let out a vocal honk "hello".
I don't think the garden will be going in anytime soon though.
GD snow, no chance of fire bans in Sherwood Park this spring.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:37 PM
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I saw 2 lonely geese standing in the middle of a frozen pond on my way to Calgary today.....kind of felt bad for them. They seemed to be thinking "I thought only gesus could do this?" (geese....gesus....get it? lol)
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Same two geese I seen along the QE2 near Lacombe today?
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:29 AM
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I haven't seen any geese yet myself, though I can tell that the first signs of spring are here. I don't if it's just me though, I can smell this distinct fresh smell in the air when spring arrives.

I have also been noticing that the days have been getting alot longer and the sunlight intesity has been increasing.
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Starlings are back.

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Old 03-19-2011, 05:39 PM
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Same two geese I seen along the QE2 near Lacombe today?
Likely, if they were out standing on the ice on one of the ponds looking sheepish.......stuck out like sore thumbs.

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I saw a gopher on the side of the road today. Kind of surprised me.
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It's a funny time of year just north of Edmonton...........halfway between winter and spring. There's still plenty of snow (1' - 2') to go sledding but the gophers are coming up and sitting on top of it. I haven't seen/heard any geese yet but someone that I talked to yesterday out at Lac Ste Anne said he had. Looking at the weather forecast next weekend will be the last one for sledding/ice fishing. IMO spring will come in a couple of weeks up this way.
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The field behind my house has had the Gophers running around for a week now and a few Eagles picking them off. The Geese have been starting to fly in 2's now for the last week also lot's of flocks are showing up. I even heard some song birds ( type? ) yesterday.

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Old 03-19-2011, 06:28 PM
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Signs of Spring . . . great horned owls nesting for over 2 weeks now, gophers have been out, saw swans here in the south Thursday. Only sign of winter is the snowy owls that I saw also in the last 2 weeks.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:48 PM
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I saw 5 geese today and a flock of bluebirds !!
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Holy crap, we haven't even seen a nice warm day until today. There is still a ton of snow left out there.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:34 AM
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We just got another 10cm of snow....i wonder how those geese are doing today.....
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have had 6 geese at by the lake park all this winter , swimming around open water made by the aerator pump ,,,,,,,there's like 30 there now's,still like 2 feet of snow around hear.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:33 AM
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Medicine Hat area ........ geese, gophers, songbirds .......... and another GD Heavy Snowfall Warning

Yup ....... definitely Spring !!!
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Thinking winter is NEVER going to end in FSJ
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:46 AM
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That is how I feel too Doetracks, for GP, heavy snowfall warnings for today, ugh!
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