Carol and I were at the pond early the other day. I was checking on the water lilies String gave me last fall and the two that took are growing rapidly. We also hoped to see a pair of nesting Canadian Geese with goslings.
There was a pair of Canadian Geese nesting in a back corner of the pond earlier this year so I have stayed away as not to disturb them, Earlier in the year at the beaver dam on the spillway which I have to knock down periodically before the geese showed up I noted a opossum and skunk remains. I have seen a coyote there before and assume it had killed and feed on them.
Well the geese weren’t there anymore so as we sat in the shade I did a few goose calls vocally. There is another pond about a 1/2 mile away, and shortly after calling we heard a single goose call as it flew in from that direction. It called and called when it landed across the pond from us. We were sitting in the open and I called a couple of times with the goose watching me. It kept calling and swam to the back corner were I believe the nest had been. It would call off and on the 1 1/2 hours we were there, It sadden me to think it was probably calling for it’s lost mate, and that the local coyote may have killed it.