East Egg & West Egg

Over the past few days the ponds down below have become quite popular among the Canada Geese. Our first sighting was three days ago when a pair took to flight just as we approached the water’s edge. On Sunday we walked down again. This time two pair were nestled in among the grasses. The pair in East Egg, Tom and Myrtle, watched us carefully but stayed hunkered down in the grass. The pair in West Egg, we’ll call them Gatsby and Daisy came out onto the water and called out warnings to us but they didn’t fly away. Today a fifth joined the mix. I’m going to call her Jordan and hope that Nick shows up tomorrow. For now, the solitaire goose spends her time going back and forth between East Egg and West Egg just trying to fit in.

Later in the afternoon I walked down with my camera and discovered the East Egg and West Egg residents do not make friendly neighbors.

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Gatsby & Daisy

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Tom & Myrtle

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East Egg residents offended by West Egg visitors.

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See Jordan hanging out in the background? I think she suspects something is about to go down.

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Myrtle just follows Tom around as he bullies the neighbors.

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Tom chasing Gatsby off.

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Nice shot of Tom being aggressive once again.

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Gatsby & Daisy

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About Susan Warren Utley

Susan Warren Utley is a wife and mother living and writing in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her stories are inspired by the unexpected twists and turns of real life and by her muse, a feisty Jack Russell Terrier who occasionally answers to the name of Lucy. View all posts by Susan Warren Utley

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