Canada Geese

Canada Geese have been slowly arriving to our area for a couple months now.  They frequently spend evenings up in Marshy Creek, feeding and sleeping overnight.

On occasion they will come up close around our Osprey nest platform and spend the night, which I love!  I captured this flock coming in for an evening of rest.

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At dusk, the early risers will honk, feed, and preen while on alert until they are all awake and ready to take flight in unison for their day’s journey.

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Always working on my flight photos, here’s a few taken as these Canada Geese do a fly-by of my balcony.

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I captured this next Canada Goose at our marina dock, who was down low feeding off the bulkhead.  I didn’t know he was there and almost fell backwards when he popped up!

He didn’t move, just locked that one eye on me.  I stood still, thinking this fella is going to come up and out of the water and attack me, lol.

We both continued to stare without moving.  So I told him, “Look, if it’s okay, I’m going to take your photo and then I will leave you be…..” 

I think he gave me a slight nod of approval!  <wink wink>

I took a quick photo and then hurriedly walked away.  I looked back and he was still watching me….

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He then went back to feeding; as I walked away, trying to slow down my heartbeat and adrenaline!

I was very thankful I didn’t get goosed by this goose!






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