Nature Through My Lens

Canada Geese

Canada’s

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A flight of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) flying into the sun


The Flock

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A growing flock of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) that are feeding in a field near where we live.


A Gaggle

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This morning we had about 80 Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) in the Corn stubble field across the road from us. This is part of that group. The forground vegetation is Blackberry bushes. This is the only thing separating the geese from our street. Mind you it is about 7 feet high! A bunch of Crows were also in on the feast.


Alone

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Generally always in a bunch, this Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) was in the middle of a field all by itself. Maybe waiting for it’s boy/girl friend!


Incoming

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Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) coming in for a landing at the local hangout.


Hanging Out…

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…by the pool! A small group of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) by the edge of one of the ponds at Jackman Wetlands! They were so at ease, soaking in the sun and chillin’


The Big Race

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With the judge looking on the boys line up for the big race. George yells at Betty to get back in line so we can get the show on the road!


Enjoying the Sun

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Canada Geese enjoying a little bit of afternoon sun


Pick a Lane…

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Pick a Lane and I’ll race you to the end! Canada Geese in a Corn stubble field looking like they are lining up for a race!


Portrait of a Cackling Goose

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A Cackling Goose in portrait. A Cackling goose is a sub-species of the Canada Goose. They are smaller and have a shorter neck than a regular Canada Goose.


Nap

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Somebody said “Nap” and they all agreed!  Except for the guy on the left.  He didn’t get the memo!  These Cackling Geese are standing on a submerged log.

The Cackling Geese are a subspecies of Canada Geese.  There was a large group of them on a local Pond.  Mixed in were a number of Aleutian Geese which are another subspecies.  The Cackling have small bills and a short neck.  The Aleutians are a bit large and have a white circle at the bottom of their necks.


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Here’s the biggest brood of Goslings that I’ve ever seen.  There may be some babysitting going on here but there was only the two adults around that we saw!


Relaxing in the Shade

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Canada Geese enjoying the shade under a tree