I talk to the geese………

and swear they listen to me!

I guess people have already cottoned on that I’m a little strange in that I greet the birds, bees and other creatures with Hello Mr Blackbird/Sparrow/Wren /Robin/Bee/Butterfly etc, so to find me chatting away to the geese isn’t unusual.

As I said a couple of posts ago, talking to them has let me get close to their young to take photographs, and I’ve already mentioned the welcoming committee of two mallards when we enter the park.
The notice says not to feed the geese, though there is nothing about feeding the ducks, so if a goose gets a share of bread or seed, I don’t actually see it as my fault. We have seen some pensioners on their mobility scooters greeted by geese, one so cheeky that it actually got on the scooter and started ferreting around in her bag!
I am getting so tempted to try and touch them, but don’t fancy getting a broken arm in the process which is what holds me back, but the adults come so close sometimes, I know I will one day.

I’ve already been nudged from behind by one a few days ago

and yesterday experienced a similar encounter
I have no idea if this is the same goose, but he was taking an awful lot of interest in my pocket!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to I talk to the geese………

  1. I tried talking to a swan once. It got in a bit of a flap, literally! I’ve never run so fast!

    • There might have been young near by Keith. They are quite intimidating when they stand at their tallest with their wings spread out.
      My niece tried to get one to ‘sit’ before she gave it some bread. It wasn’t impressed. Unlike on the marina, we don’t have swans here to watch.

  2. scifihammy says:

    You are the Goose Whisperer! 😀

  3. hi nice to know that you talk to the birds and the butterflies…. I too talk to the butterflies and they actually listen to me when i tell me to go out of the room at times….since my mom gets scared of them…. i have to chase them out of our room…

  4. colinandray says:

    I really do not understand the mentality that supports talking to birds. I’ve talked to Ray about it and he agrees with me. 🙂

  5. Sadje says:

    A female Dr Doolittle!

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  7. BarbCT says:

    I used to live in Wichita, Kansas and the complex I lived in had a private lake. There were lots of geese and ducks there. I really enjoyed seeing all the new ducklings and goslings in the spring. I, too, fed them all a lot. I kid you not when I say that after a while they recognized my car and would come flapping or running towards me when I came home, but only on my days off because I worked third shift.

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