These ducks are really geese..
For years I used to drive along William Street looking for these critters as I love animals and Basil Flynn’s flock amazed me. I always used to take photos of them and follow them. I think the reason they did not like me was because I called them ducks. Yes, I am a country girl, but I tend to get certain critters mixed up. These are geese by the way. John Nephin told me so last night. LOLOL. People also posted some great photos and memories so I thought I would document them so everyone will remember them as they exist no more. I took this video in 2011.
Dan Williams-Basil was a good friend of my dad’s. He used to visit us often. A really great guy. For some reason he always called mom Polly.
Kelly NephinThe last 3-4 were there until about 3 years ago. We never saw them again after the flood.
Lorraine NephinWhen Basil passed my dad fed the geese for many years. They would show up at our back door and honk to let him know they were hungry. The local grocery stores would provide them with scrap produce free of charge. When dad passed our kids continued to feed them. Then one day a new couple moved in on William street and they called bylaw and the geese were caged and taken away. They had lived on the river for over 10 years. So sad.
Author’s Note- John Nephin says the ancestry of Basil’s geese flock went on for 30 years on William Street
Joan StearnsLorraine Nephin I never knew what happened to those Geese. We all loved seeing them. And how they would come up from the river every night. How sad that someone would be so small minded.
John Andrew NephinShould have tried to change the bylaws then. Funny to think back that birds have been on the property since I was in high school with multiple generations as the pictures are the children of Basil’s geese.. Please visit change.org to sign the petition
The Neelin Street Geese — Where are They Now?