In recent years, I have seen quite a few geese in this area. These are not migratory birds on their way from their Northern breeding grounds, but are what have become known as “golf course geese,” quite a nuisance in certain areas. There’s quite a group of them that apparently have become established on a large lake on the old Hall place just west of Brock.
I see them regularly in groups ranging from a pair up to 25-30 birds. Currently, there is a pair staying on my large stock tank below my house, and they regularly go back and forth from my wheat field to the water. They even wander right up to my backyard fence, paying no attention to my “fat red dog.” Although technically “wild,” these birds have begun to feel quite at home on the “pore farm,” and I don’t have to travel far for a wild goose chase.
Larry M. Jones is a retired Navy commander and aviator who raises cattle and hay in the Brock/Lazy Bend part of Parker County.