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Heading to the Honker Hilton

There is a sizeable batch of geese and a couple of swans who call the pond at Gibson Park in Great Falls their home. At least for the summer.

As colder weather begins to move in, Great Falls Park and Recreation staff move the geese and swans indoors to what has been dubbed the “Honker Hilton”. Not all birds get treated so well!

There was a whole lot of honkin’ going on this morning as crews began to round the birds up though. Maybe they weren’t sure where they were going or maybe they hadn’t read the forecast for chillier weather on the horizon.

A large group of folks watched the process and they will probably be back next spring to see the birds leave the “Hilton” and go back to the pond in Gibson Park. I’ll be there too!

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