Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “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.


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!


Snowies

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Snow Geese


Synchronicity

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A pair of Snow Geese, flying in perfect unison!


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!


Gaggle in the Grass

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A group of Canada Geese having a bit of a meeting in the long grass.

One of them must have lost his ball!


Discipline

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Here’s a couple of Canada Geese.  Big Daddy didn’t like the flirting that was going on with another Daddy close by.


Ready for Action

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Here’s a Canada Goose letting a rival know that he’s ready for action and will defend his territory.


A Stretch

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A Canada Goose stretching for a drink


Hot Pursuit

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Here’s a Canada Goose off in hot pursuit, chasing away a rival from his nesting area.


Ready to Nest

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The Canada Geese are all set to nest.  They are busy determining there space.  This girl is watching her mate who is chasing away an interloper.  And squawking of course!


Fly By

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A Canada Goose overhead.


A Lazy Afternoon

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After an afternoon of rain the geese and ducks manage to take five and relax


In the Corn

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A mixed group of Ducks and Canada Geese feed in a winter corn field.


The Flare

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As Geese fly overhead and you look up they will flare away from you.  Self preservation at it’s best


Incoming

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Two Canada Geese come in for a landing after a fly around the pond


Incoming

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Snow Geese


In Formation

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Information about some Geese In Formation