Monday, April 25, 2011

get out!

Cyrus does not like people too close to his woman's nest. With Saro due to hatch out goslings any day now: he is on high alert.

Also, gander's generally disdain the paparazzi.

photo by tim bronson

25 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

He knows what's important!

April 25, 2011 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

uh, mmm...i have no problems hearing him from here.

April 25, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Hahahaa, priceless! I remember running from my uncle's gander growing up, he looked an awful lot like that!

April 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Neighbor's had geese when I was growing up... they were mean, so as a result, they scare the bejeebers out of me!

April 25, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Flartus said...

Those hens don't seem all too comfortable with him around, either! He looks like a t-rex roaring a threat, lol.

April 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Kimberlie Ott said...

I've had a few days like that :)

April 25, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger becky3086 said...

Great picture!

April 25, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
OpenID chickadeeworkshop said...

Well, I guess we can be glad he's doing his job of protecting the babies. But I remember geese from when I was three and lived on a farm. Even my DAD was afraid of them! Of course, I was, too! I think that was a healthy and reasonable fear.

Great photo...I can almost hear it some 600 miles away.

April 25, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

That is a great photo! I agree with Flartus looks like a T Rex that is very pissed off!

Grace and Peace,

John

April 25, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger embracingitall said...

I love it and know the fear that they evoke! You could hire him out to celebrities. Jacinta

April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Spiderjohn said...

O.K. Mean Gander.. protecting his woman, yada, yada, yada...
photo by Tim Bronson!! Seems like he is always there to get these great pics! Are you holding out something on us Jenna?

April 25, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Yikes, John, no. Tim's married. He comes up here for a photo essay we're working on for a magazine project and takes a bunch of shots on big farm days like lambing or shearing (hundreds at a time ) and delivers me a big folder to pick from and use as I wish on the blog.

That's the deal: I get to use the photos and he has the rights to sell the prints. All the recent photos are from shearing day. I just spread them out!

April 25, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger sheila said...

I love geese! The man is doing his job.

April 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Pen and Paperie said...

i am timid about birds and that photo doesn't help (he looks like he means business), but i still am getting a kick out of it!

April 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
OpenID evolvingexp said...

He'd have me out of there in the blink of an eyelid. Great photo by the way, despite Cyrus' dislike of camera-wielding people.
Cheers from Australia!

April 26, 2011 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

There's another one for the Cold Antler Calendar.

April 26, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
OpenID localnourishment.com said...

Whoa. Sean Penn got NOTHIN' on your bird!

April 26, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

Jenna,

I did not mean pissed off in a bad way! :-) He is just protecting what is his and wants everyone to know it! I love geese...they are sooooo fun.

Grace and Peace,

John

April 26, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I've been wondering how the geese are doing. Cant wait to see the lil goslings! I too could hear Cyrus all the way in VA!

April 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
OpenID innerpickle said...

That's a truly awesome photo.

April 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Oh John T, I was replying to SpiderJohn!

April 26, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger CH said...

Wow, what a great photo!!!

Cyrus is da man!

April 26, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Another great pic! Reminded me of when I was young and my mom's friend owned a couple if geese. She swore they were better than guard dogs. In fact, she carried a wiggle ball bat with her when she went out in the pasture where they were.

April 27, 2011 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

What a great photo! Makes me miss my geese, though. :(

April 27, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Specific Ramblings said...

This picture is perfect, and is just a mirror image of myself today.

April 28, 2011 at 12:02 PM  

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