geese in the ‘hood
I live in the bush in the ‘Top End’ of Australia – the tropical savanna north where it’s hot all year round and the wet season is marked by the threat of cyclones and feasting on mangoes.
Not to be left out, these prehistoric looking birds, with their hooked beaks and hoodie heads move into my neighbourhood just as the mangoes start ripening. They fly overhead in their thousands, honking – sounding for all the world like flying squeaky toys – to take up residence in the local mango orchards and don’t move out until all the mangoes are harvested, gobbled and gone.
geese in the hood (lagoon)
geese in the hood (orchard)