Canada Geese Have Returned to the Prairie

By: plapman , 12:35 PM GMT on March 29, 2013

Today will see fog dissipating late this morning then sunny with a high of 1C(34F).
Tonight will be clear with an overnight low of -6C(21F).
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Spring must be on the prairie. I saw my first Canada Goose of the season while walking with Abbey yesterday. The crows have been back for a while but for me the return of the geese is the start of spring.

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11. WunderAlertBot
12:30 PM GMT on March 31, 2013
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10. Ylee
11:26 AM GMT on March 31, 2013
Happy Easter, Tony!
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9. Alleyoops
9:59 AM GMT on March 31, 2013
Happy Easter to you and your family, Tony. Hope you have a blessed day.
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8. GardenGrrl
9:47 AM GMT on March 31, 2013
Happy Easter!
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7. masshysteria
5:54 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Good Afternoon, Tony!

As I view your webcam, it looks like the sun's shining brightly, your temps (from your side WU temp gauge) appear above freezing, but your snow just doesn't want to melt!

Hope that April will be much kinder to us all after this miserably cold and snowy March! Thankfully, for us in Mass., all traces of snow have finally melted from view, the sun's making more appearances and our temps have become normal to just above for this time of year! Hope the same better weather will finally reach your neck of the woods in the very near future! It's such a relief to no longer see heavy snow as part of our weekly forecasts!


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6. unclemush
3:18 PM GMT on March 30, 2013
Hi Tony.We had a 49f day yesterday,Sunny also.Lost some snow.We have rain and clouds today.Maybe some snow and freezing rain.Ice shacks are still on the lakes.A couple of cars still driving on the ice.I'll know spring is here when a car falls through the ice.Happens most every year.Haven't seen the geese yet!
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5. Alleyoops
10:08 AM GMT on March 30, 2013
Good morning Tony. Geese sure is a sign that spring has returned to the prairies. Crows on the other hand are year 24/7. This is where most of them winter. Robins have been around for about a week here and I have bulbs bursting through the ground. I will soon have to get out there and tidy up the flowerbeds and plant my dahlias. As soon as I am sure we won't have anymore devastating frosts. My poor sisters flower garden got hit bad with the hail storm they had last week. Hopefully things will come back for her. That is what you pay for, living in TX.

Anyway have a great Holiday Weekend. Happy Easter dear ones.
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4. Ylee
9:38 AM GMT on March 30, 2013
Hi, Tony! I'm still at work! You posted on my old blog, lol!
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3. Ylee
2:54 AM GMT on March 30, 2013
I used to only see Canada geese while they were migrating, but now there are a couple of hundred in the area, year-round. I guess wildlife management has done its job around here!

Watch your step! :' )
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2. plapman
1:01 PM GMT on March 29, 2013
Good morning Shore.
Portage is on a major flyway for the geese and huge flocks pass over spring and fall.
We have a small lake , an oxbow of the Assiniboine
, and hundreds of geese call that home for the summer.
The only disadvantage to that is the mess they leave on the walking path.
Enjoy your day.
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1. shoreacres
12:53 PM GMT on March 29, 2013
Do you know I never saw a single goose this year? There were times they were around - I could hear them in the sloughs or flying, but I just never was in a place to see the big flocks. I'm glad they're back - that must make you feel a whole lot better about spring being on the way!
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