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LETTER: The curious case of the missing birds

Anne White questions why there aren’t as many geese around.

Dear Editor:

I noticed with interest the photo on front page of recent local newspaper, showing some geese near the lagoon.

Over the last two weeks on my frequent dog walking lake walks, I have been aware of the lack of geese.

Actually my first awareness was around Spring Park, normally many geese and their goslings set up camp at the park; it’s an annual event.

As nesting season unfolded, there was a goose nest with eggs on top of the beaver dam at Spring Park on Miami River.

Several days later the nest and dam were gone, around the same time I was aware that the usual flocks of geese and their goslings were not occupying the Park area.

On my frequent dog walks, I realized that it appeared around the village the usual throngs of geese were not around.

Then I walked with a more conscious eye on what geese I might encounter, contrary to how much goose poop I could avoid.

Over the course of the last 10 days, I constantly see Rendal Park – no geese, Spring Park – no geese, Lake – no geese, Lagoon at condo side, maybe 20 geese, across from hotel, about 12 geese.

Also, mostly all are adults with no goslings.

I guess I could be missing the gosling parade, and gaggles of geese, but the lack of geese and goslings seems odd.

Anne White

Harrison Hot Springs

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