Friday, July 10, 2015

Lawn Care Service

Mom had a chuckle when she looked out the window this morning and saw the 'lawn care service' hard at work. They not only trim the grass and eat the seed heads but they fertilize as they go :) These are the three families of geese that visit our pond - this year they had 2,4 and 6 babies which are now all so grown up it is hard to tell them apart from the adults.
And a big thank you to Chester who told us the name of the birdies we saw at MY park the other day - they are called Gallinules and the ones we saw are actually babies. As they get older they will get more color on their heads. Here a bit of information we found about them. "They are the most widely distributed member of the rail family, the Common Gallinule inhabits marshes and ponds from Canada to Chile, from northern Europe to southern Africa, and across Asia to the Pacific. Vocal and boldly marked, the species can be quite conspicuous, sometimes using its long toes to walk atop floating vegetation. Juveniles are brownish-gray with drab maroon bill and no frontal shield."

The ones we saw
Adult from Google Images


  1. Oh I luffs your garden service, so unique and fun!
    Trust my clever Chester to nose who that birdie was, isn't he the bestest!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. The adult Gallinule is so handsome with his red beak!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  3. that Gallinules rock, I like the red nose-protector they wear on their beak :o) they remind me a little of my mom and the sunburn on her trunk hahahahaha
    easy rider

  4. Hari OM
    Now that is environmentally friendly gardening! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. I'll bet your lawn service leaves lots of fertilizer.

  6. Wow you have a lot of geese in your yard, mom said we would be barking our fool heads off whatever that means.
    stella rose

  7. You're quite welcome. Ghostwriter saw a lot of them at Flamingo Gardens near Boca Raton. Otherwise we would have had no idea.

  8. LOL. They are so cute. Walking around like they own the place!

  9. LOVE the Lawn Service guyz... We would NEVER have guessed that those were BABY birds...

  10. Oooh! Goose poop! I love it!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  11. Those birds leave lots of fertilizer to roll in if you're not careful! BOL! Bentley discovered wild turkey droppings this spring!

  12. Wow, dat's a whole lotta gooses on da loose!

  13. Wow...Mama says to please send your lawn service to our house when they are done....our yard in a mess!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo


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