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Aren't Geese Supposed to Sleep?!

post #1 of 21
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I live in a high rise over looking a river. When I first moved here back in 1996 the area of the river around my building was a popular spot for nesting ducks.

A few years ago a flock of Canada Geese decided they wanted it and the result was a turf war between the Mallard Ducks and the Canada Geese, with the Geese winning.

Gone are the soft "quack quack" of the ducks.

Every year I forget how noisey geese are. It's 2am and I swear they are either having a party or lover spats!! Either way who can sleep with all that racket!

*goes off to the arcade!*
post #2 of 21
for sleep.
post #3 of 21
Holy!! They kept you up that late!?! Geesh Linda, you must be so annoyed!

My sister used to yell at birds to shutup out her window when she was a teenager
post #4 of 21
I hope you are able to get some sleep tonight A few years ago I was given the task at taking care of a duck and that little thing only slept for a minute or two at a time....best of luck!
post #5 of 21
Know the feeling, I have a flock of 14 down in the bay behind my house and yes they do figure if they are awake you should be to..I swear even the cats give me "are they ever going to shut up Mom"look.
post #6 of 21
OH yeah, Canada Geese are LOUD! And this is mating season so all the birds are extra noisy. We've got seagulls, too, and they are the size of large chickens, and lots of crows; it's difficult to tune it out!
post #7 of 21
FYI Geese are far better watch dogs then a dog is! Seriously, they say nothing sneaks past a goose without it knowing and sounding the alarm. I've heard many people on a farm have "watch geese" rather then the dog sleeping in the barn
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
OH yeah, Canada Geese are LOUD! And this is mating season so all the birds are extra noisy.
Oh boy, are they ever noisy!
And I second the guard-geese idea. You cannot even think about sneaking past a goose without it honking out a warning to the entire neighbourhood!
post #9 of 21
It's funny, I was trying to sleep last night (1am), and there were flocks of geese going overhead, and I was thinking too that they should be sleeping! Maybe last night was a special goose holiday.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
It's funny, I was trying to sleep last night (1am), and there were flocks of geese going overhead, and I was thinking too that they should be sleeping! Maybe last night was a special goose holiday.
Yeah, well if they keep it up tonight I'll be having a goose dinner on Saturday!
post #11 of 21
What cracks me up is when I see them standing on top of people's houses just honking away. Talk about annoying!
post #12 of 21
I'm sorry, Linda, but everytime I read this thread title I can't help but laugh!

is there any way you play some "white noise" at night? like waves crashing or something? might help to block it out
post #13 of 21
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Ugh! They're back!

Usually they don't stop here on their way South, but for some reason they did this year. I'm hoping now that it's not nesting season that they will at least go to sleep and wake up early to be on their way!
post #14 of 21
I'll trade ya those piddling few Canadas for 100,000+ snow geese, at least Candas are edible, not made out of fatty rubber, and they are a LOT quieter as they honk not shriek. You know you have a goose problem when you look out your window and see a quarter section of land swarming with those blasted white geese. The bad news?? This is only the first wave of them, a few hundred thousand down, and roughly 2 million to go.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by sk_pacer View Post
I'll trade ya those piddling few Canadas for 100,000+ snow geese, at least Candas are edible, not made out of fatty rubber, and they are a LOT quieter as they honk not shriek. You know you have a goose problem when you look out your window and see a quarter section of land swarming with those blasted white geese. The bad news?? This is only the first wave of them, a few hundred thousand down, and roughly 2 million to go.

I don't feel so badly now!
post #16 of 21
Glad I cheered you up. For the record, I don't think these blasted things sleep either - they shriek all night long, so I have a noisy fan running at night to mask the racket.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by sk_pacer View Post
I'll trade ya those piddling few Canadas for 100,000+ snow geese, at least Candas are edible, not made out of fatty rubber, and they are a LOT quieter as they honk not shriek. You know you have a goose problem when you look out your window and see a quarter section of land swarming with those blasted white geese. The bad news?? This is only the first wave of them, a few hundred thousand down, and roughly 2 million to go.
I'll call your Canadian geese, check your snow geese, and raise you a bunch of drunk idiots every night in a bar directly below you! Yeah, geese can honk, and crickets can chirp, wolves can howl, cicadas can..... well do what they do, but I would gladly win this pot for a hand full of drunk idiots and music you have no choice but to listen to every night till 3-4am, plus the weekend major idiots screaming...not to mention the occasional gun shots or M-80's.....
Ahhhh yes, the NYC charm.....Let the geese you hear be soothing to your ears
post #18 of 21
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I'll call your Canadian geese, check your snow geese, and raise you a bunch of drunk idiots every night in a bar directly below you!
I think I'll pass on that!
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by cheylink View Post
I'll call your Canadian geese, check your snow geese, and raise you a bunch of drunk idiots every night in a bar directly below you! Yeah, geese can honk, and crickets can chirp, wolves can howl, cicadas can..... well do what they do, but I would gladly win this pot for a hand full of drunk idiots and music you have no choice but to listen to every night till 3-4am, plus the weekend major idiots screaming...not to mention the occasional gun shots or M-80's.....
Ahhhh yes, the NYC charm.....Let the geese you hear be soothing to your ears
I fold. you win!!!ROFL
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by cheylink View Post
...drunk idiots and music you have no choice but to listen to every night till 3-4am, plus the weekend major idiots screaming...not to mention the occasional gun shots or M-80's.....
Ahhhh yes, the NYC charm.....
Okay... with all due respect to Frank, I no longer "want to wake up in the city that doesn't sleep!"
post #21 of 21
LOL Cheylink! At least with animals, they're just animals doing what they do. For some reason, I seldom get annoyed by natural sounds, but any human made noise keeping me up at night just infuriates me!
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