Good News – Sat. April 30
First goslings were sighted, appropriately, on Easter Sunday, so all is not lost. Easter was late this year. Does anyone know why Xmas is located in the Solar calendar year and Easter by the Lunar calendar?
Sat. May 23 – Spring of 2011 was a tough season for the geese on the Maumee.
The troubles started in Feb when strange goose behaviour was seen. The ice saved some carcasses for official analysis, otherwise they would have been washed away – we still await results.
Then, in April came winds and floods
The heavy eggs weigh 200 gm (nearly half a pound) each and were very fresh. A hungry squirrel came and sniffed but did not know what to do with it. I counted 43 lost eggs in all.
The next task is to clean up the myriad lost lures from the many Walleye fisherfolk now standing in the river upstream from 341.