For some its the arrival of the swallow and for some its the cuckoo. For us at Cil Farm, its the day that Mrs Canada Goose settles down on her nest. Canadas can be a problem because they multiply so quickly and damage crops. But our pool is only big enough for one nesting pair. As soon as she's laid, no other goose is allowed on the pool. Last year's youngsters just stand around on the surrounding fields, occasionally venturing onto the water, only to be attacked by their last year's doting father. I don't know how close another nest would be allowed, but its at least 50 meters, which is roughly the distance from the central mini island to the edge of our pool. They will hatch during the first week of May - probably the 2nd, just in time to catch the local election results.