And the airborne assualt on Alaska begins!
First geese of spring invade Delta Junction farm
HARBINGER: Arrival means Fairbanks refuge sightings aren't far off.
The Associated Press
(Published: April 10, 2003)
FAIRBANKS -- The first Canada geese of the season have landed in Delta Junction.
A small flock landed on a farm Tuesday morning, signaling the springtime arrival of hordes of geese soon to follow at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks.
About a dozen geese touched down at Misty Mountain Farm and began pecking grain out of the cow manure.
"They landed right in the pasture with the cows," farm owner Scott Miller told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. "I was out checking the cows, and they came in and landed. I said, 'Look at that, the first geese of the season.' "
It should only be a week or so before the first travelers touch down at Creamer's Field, said refuge manager John Wright of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
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