Today we went for a walk with a friend around Burke Lake Park in Northern Virginia. Driving in I commented that there was a gaggle of geese guarding the west end of the lake.
Later I got some great photos on the gaggle on patrol.
We have continued to have a mild winter so Burke Lake is free of ice and the gaggle seemed very content to congregate and guard their western border.
Later, as we hiked around the northern boundary of the lake we saw an even more interesting group of geese.
These geese seemingly we practicing some type of goose oriented military drill.
They were sitting perfectly in line jutting out into the water in a southerly direction.
Occasionally, one of the geese would float out line and then look back at his or her colleagues to see if they were still in proper array. Then this goose would ease on back and rejoin the rest of the military gaggle.
It was a great day for a walk. I hope everyone is have a great start to 2016. When you get a chance, I hope you can take some time, and take a walk. Maybe you too will get to see geese in a line in a lake.
Bruce Summers is a Personal Historian with Summoose Tales, firstname.lastname@example.org