Camera Critters - Canada Goose

Like most suburban housing developments, ours has a couple retention ponds designed to handle rainwater run-off from the neighborhood. We have been watching a couple pairs of Canada geese that have decided to nest in or next to the two ponds closest to us.

For two weeks now, I've seen only glimpses of the goslings waddling along behind or between their parents. However, the homeowners association decided to postpone any mowing near these areas until the little ones are grown. I think that is a wonderful decision for the geese, and I'm happy to be a part of such a conscientious neighborhood. But it does make photography of the goslings nearly impossible.

Well, I decided to at least get a shot of the parents. I don't think you can tell if this is the mom or dad without getting too personal. :)

Canada goose in tall grass photo by Adrienne Zwart


Have a wonderful weekend everyone. And stop by Camera Critters for more great animal pics.

Comments

Babooshka said…
That is a coy cute image. Parent birds can be so protective, but so would I.
i beati said…
i love how he just pops up look at all that green. I'm getting a dog from Ohio end of month ,.My second from there..sandy
Jedediah said…
Excellent shot! And it's nice to hear that the goslings will be safe in the high grass until they are grown.
Jedediah said…
I shot the bumblebee sequence with a shutter speed of 1/640s and the bumblebee wasn't in much of a hurry :)
Anonymous said…
Great shot! Seems the goose is keeping a wary eye out ;-) It's so nice to hear about nature coming and living in man-made things, and really great that your community is so aware and caring!
Cezar and Léia said…
Outstanding post!
Your blog is very cool!
Kind regards from Brazil
Léia ( We love Luna )
Snap said…
Thanks for continuing the story of your geese! Great to hear your neighborhood put them first.
fishing guy said…
Adrienne: What a neat look at the Canada Goose with all the hidden goslings.
Sally in WA said…
How nice about the decision of the homeowners association. Great shot of the goose.
Sue said…
Great shot. That's nice that they decided to let them stay. Thanks for sharing.
Rhea said…
What a beautiful goose head! I wish we could see the goslings too though, I admit. Very cool photo!
Joy said…
So graceful!
david mcmahon said…
That's a great shot, because it looks like the neck is just emerging from the grass, without a body!
Karen said…
That is a very nice shot of the goose !!

Good on your HOA for being so considerate..
theArthurClan said…
I hope you can figure out a way to get a pic of the babies...how cute they must be!

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