Today, I sat in my car at the head of the circle drive to be sure I caught the hay guy to give him a message. The sky filled FILLED with Canada geese, half mile long strings flying in parallel V's. Don’t know what their excuse was, but at 3:30 PM Feb 1, 2017, THEY WERE WINGING DUE WEST, honking their beaks off. I can think of no body of water large enough to sustain that many until they cross the interstate out of Des Moines. If they don't tip north to do that, they have a long flight ahead.