Cycling Drama

I was riding home this evening and saw this guy right over the trail.

I got a few good pictures of him before he flew off to another tree and got in an argument.

I’m not certain who won, but there was a lot of screaming and then one flew off.

A mile further up the trail I saw this mini-dinosaur and a couple of cute chicks.

Yesterday I posted some pictures of a goose couple which lives near my apartment. My neighbors say there was a lot of commotion last night, and the other goose has now gone missing.

I saw a homeless guy eyeing them the other day. The mate might be dinner.

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8 Responses to Cycling Drama

  1. griff says:

    They are supposed to be terrible eating…

    A recipe for Canada Goose:

    Take one goose, baste well, stuff with large brick and roast till done.

    Remove the brick, throw away the goose, eat brick…

    • RAH says:

      How good their meat is depends in large part upon what part of the migratory cycle they’re taken in. This is why hunters will drive up to North and South Dakota to take their geese even though there are plenty of them further south where they live. When they have been flying long distances their meat is tougher and stringy. After they have settled down at one end of the migration or the other and particularly their northern terminus and had a chance to rest and fatten up the meat is much better. Well fattened goose, be it wild or domestic, is good eating if properly prepared. Because of the gamy flavor of the dark meat most people prefer just the breast it seems but I like it all.

    • Gator says:

      Once again, Ms Griff speaks out on a subject about which she had virtually zero knowledge. She hears one anecdote, and her world is complete.

      The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.
      -Ronald Reagan

  2. Pathway says:

    Remove breast from dead goose. Wrap in bacon. Broil until medium rare. Serve with japanees stake sauce. YUM!

  3. RAH says:

    I’ve noticed that your getting pics of Grackles. Colorado is on the western extreme of their summer range. Yours seem to be of the purple headed variety like those one see’s all over the place in Texas. They’re a hoot to watch as they strut around. Really they’re pretty smart birds. Almost as smart as crows. Noisy birds that produce a variety of different calls.

  4. Sara Hall says:

    Lovely photos!
    We’ve apparently just had a “waxwing winter” here in Britain, an uncommon event that the MSM (& RSPB) seem happy to discuss, while ignoring the obvious connection to the fact that it must have been unusually cold somewhere (Siberia) in order for them to leave their normal winter feeding grounds and fly west to find food.
    http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-01-16/a-waxwing-winter-soaring-numbers-of-rare-bird-species/

  5. Windsong says:

    Tony, could one of those coyotes you have photographed been brave (or hungry) enough to take on the goose?

  6. shempus says:

    Cool red-tail there. Here in SoCal they have been pairing up and doing their airborne courting, maybe that was a lover’s quarrel?

    Sorry to hear about the goose…

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