Family of Canada Geese

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  1. dllb

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    I was in Winnipeg recently and there were several families of Canada Geese at one of the retention ponds. I know they are not the most popular ones around, but they are fascinating to watch..


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    They are constantly on the move.


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    The adults watch over their young so closely.


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    There was another family and they went into the water to go around the ones I was watching.


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    Here they are coming ashore after swimming around the other family.


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    On the move again


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    Later I saw another large family on the other side of the pond.


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    Nice series of shots here. My fave would probably be the one when they're coming ashore. Nice work.
     
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    Agreed - the one where they are coming ashore is so sweet! I love how they neatly line up - so very organized. :heart:

    Cute series. :)
     
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    Canadian Geese look just like american geese... so weird.... :D The only difference I see is the Gooslings appear more yellow than the ones around here...

    Are there any real differences?

    I would post a pic...but that would be rude... My blog link has one pic though.



    BTW...GREAT series...I love the one of the kids walking while the lazy parents float :D
     
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    really nice series, always fun to shoot these Canadian Geese. ( I think there are called Canadian Geese even in Europe?)
     
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    Thank you. I am not aware of any difference but it would not surprise me.

    PS: Feel free to post a picture, it would be good to see if we can notice any difference.
     
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    Sweet series! : )
     
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    O gosh arent those little ones just darling!! VERY cute...
     
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    These guys are neighbors of mine. Not a great comparison because they are a bit older (teenagers) in this picture, but I swear they were this color when I first saw them as tiny gooslings. They had a very slight yellow hue to them, but they were much more grey than the ones in your pics.

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    All that being said...I am probably just going crazy...well...crazier :)
     
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    PS... the parents looked identical to the ones in your pics... I got a good look at them while they were hissing loudly at me while I was shooting their kids.

    And I think the title sucks on the pic... i am thinking about changing it to something like "Watchful Brother" or something stupid like that :D
     
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    That is a great picture and you are right, they do appear darker with not as much yellow. You are right about the hissing, they really do watch over their young.
     

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