Friday, September 8, 2017

The Pond At Night

It was late when we happened to drive by the pond. And this is what I was shocked to see.



The Canada Geese were there sleeping. Turns out that geese sleep in the water, with a few taking turns to guard through the night. Predators can't get to them without making a lot of warning splashes, so they are safer. Here is another night visitor, the Blue Heron. He does not sleep in the water, so maybe he was having a fishy bedtime snack.

“…no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,
who teaches us more than he teaches the beasts of the earth
and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?”


Job 35

15 comments:

Ann said...

Well that is interesting. I didn't know that about geese.

DawnTreader said...

Clever birds!

Karen said...

Birds are amazing to watch with their God-given instinct.

Nancy Chan said...

Interesting to know that Canada Geese sleep on water! The Blue Heron looks like a wise old man with its long flowing beard (chest feathers).

Rose said...

I love seeing the geese asleep on the water like that...Big Blue was out a bit late, it seems.

Sandra said...

I saw 20 of these geese in the church yard last week, we were shocked to see them there and if they try sleeping in the ponds here, gators might eat them...

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love those shots of the geese.The calm water makes for good reflections.

L. D. said...

I really like the verse. You photos of geese and heron are so great to see.

Tamago said...

Wow I didn't know they sleep in the water! And they are safer that way for sure. Lovely night time scenery!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Around here, predators are even in the water. Actually, after reading about the geese sleeping in water, I wonder where they go at night in South Texas.

Great photos Ginny.

Carla from The River said...

Great photos as always.

Denise inVA said...

Isn't that fascinating Ginny? I am glad you shared your photos as I had not heard of them sleeping on water before. Does make a lot of good sense though. The heron is lovely too. Great photos!

Shug said...

I didn't know this either.... Great pictures..

Linda said...

Beautiful! You take the best photos!!!

roth phallyka said...

Birds are amazing to watch with their God-given instinct.


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