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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Canada Geese (wildlife photography by David H. Roche)

The Canada Goose is a magnificent bird.  There are seven recognized subspecies of The Canada Goose. Those are named Atlantic, Hudson Bay, Giant, Moffitt's, Lesser, Dusky and Vancouver.

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology there are 11 subspecies recognized. The 4 subspecies, which are the smallest, of Canada Goose included by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are now considered a different species designated the Crackling Goose. 

The Giant Canada Goose is the largest goose in the world  and long lived as well.  It can weigh 20 pounds and live over 30 years according to in the hyperlink at the beginning of the page.

The photographs are of a pair of Canada Geese which are visiting a nearby pond. It remains to be seen how long they decide to stay.  They are comfortable sharing the area with humans and other ducks.   They will come up on the banks into the yard to be fed with the mallards, coots and domestic ducks who call the pond home.

The American Expedition  website is chock full of facts, photographs and artwork of the Canada Goose.  Be sure to take a look at it. Most North Americans are familiar with these impressive birds.  I've watched them all my life but was able to learn a lot more about them while researching info about them.

Below is a video I made of the pair of visitors.

The  photographs on  my blog page were taken by myself and the information presented comes from the websites already mentioned. The Geese depend on water and it is important that we human beings take care of the water


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WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

An interesting post. Enjoy your bird watching.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

The Shaman said...

Glad you enjoyed it.

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