Saturday, July 26, 2008

Geese!




These are a few shots of the Canadian Geese that are rasing a group of young! They have been here for several weeks. They have gotten so used to us and our vehicles, they refuse to move out of the road. My wife have to drive through the yard yesterday to leave. I laughed at her as she drove around because she is always telling me what a sucker I am for animals.

51 comments:

Lady Di Tn said...

Sounds as if, You and Prince would get along just dandy. Several years ago, when the TN wildlife managemnet was netting and relocating Canadian geese, we got a couple and they stayed at our pond for a few weeks but later flew off to not return. Glad you had some to stay and even raise goslens. Great photos. Peace

the teach said...

These guys are all over the place. We saw a lot of them at a Wildlife refuge we went to yesterday! They'll take over the world soon, Michael!

irish daisies said...

the are just so nice and big too. i love hearing them above and seeing them in that almost perfect line

as minhas fotografias said...

wonderful pictures! great shots!the geese are beautiful

Marcos Santos said...

The family that walks together, remain united.

Have a nice weekend!

Carver said...

Those are great shots. I enjoy the Canadian geese but they can take over neighborhoods. The ones near me stay mostly at a lake which is up the street but I know people who live near a much smaller lake that have them come into their yard looking for food.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Very beautiful series of photos of the Canadian Geese, as should be beautiful to shoot all these beautiful birds congratulations for the photos

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! It's sounds like your wife is becoming a sucker for these beautiful birds.

I think Canadian Geese are great. Noisy, but great. My one word for them is proud. Lisa

Jeanne Damoff said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, commenting on my photo, and saying I look too young for my age. :)

I love your fireworks shots. Those can be a challenge.

Becky and Gary said...

Nice shots of the geese. Sometimes they just take over. LOL

sonia a.m. said...

Great pictures! Yes, they looks so beautiful and so tame!

Have a nice Sunday!

The Texican said...

They like those old Mississippi ponds Michael. Pappy

pts said...

excellent !

Strider said...

We have these guys winter around our area.

Travis said...

Beautiful geese. I just was commenting to my wife yesterday that the Canadian Geese sure seem to be out and about in full force.

Tipper said...

Great pictures-and funny about your wife having to drive around!

SandyCarlson said...

These birds embody elegance. Nice shots!

Luiz Ramos said...

These shots are great, indeed.

Luiz Ramos said...

These shots are great, indeed.

Indrani said...

Beautiful birds and adamant too!
You live near a beautiful place. :)

The Birdlady said...

So, you brake for animals ? Me too. Enjoyed the post.
BTW, I'm having trouble with your blog and Stacey's - I set up a new blog roll, and yours comes up, but it seems to roll the dice to decide which post to display - yesterday it was saying your last post was 5 weeks ago...any suggestions?

Donna said...

Beautiful Shots!! I'm still learning! thanks for the fun comment you left on my blog!! My picture blog is at:
www.donna1951.wordpress.com

Sorry I signed in using the wrong address!!! Happy day!

Patti said...

We have a lot of Canada Geese around here in southern Connecticut too.
I brake for them (of course!) but they take their sweet time walking across the road by the pond.
Traffic comes to a halt.

I like the series of silhouettes you captured. Very nice.

fishing guy said...

Michael: Nice photos of the family, I didn't know they stayed down South and raised a family. I saw two that were killed one morning because someone didn't see them until too late.

Texas Travelers said...

I love the driving around the geese part. LOL.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy and Martha

Angie said...

A very interesting post with some lovely photos.We get a lot of Canada geese here. I love hearing them going overhead on their way to the marshes.I don't know if the local farmers like them so much though! BTW, thanks ffor your comment on MY LIfe blog.

Whitney said...

Nice shots! And I would have done the same thing-drive through the yard-lol!

genny said...

Thanks for the comments and you know i like also your photoblog. Nice shots....

imac said...

Great shots, we get a lot of these around Belton House Lakes.

Andrea said...

I love Canadian geese...they are gorgeous. :) And that 3rd picture you have on there is SO nice! (the rest are too...but the 3rd one is my favorite. :) ).

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what a great family you have for neighbours - incredibly calm looking birds

juliana said...

beautiful shots... no canada geese where i live, i don't think...

Voz do meu Coração said...

Hello, is your wonderful sequence of photos, all of them loved, congratulations.

Stacey Huston/ A "focus" in the wild. said...

Michael.Wonderful shots. I love the 4th of July images you posted also.. Think I have finally outsmarted Blogger and may be able to leave comments now and again.(wink) thanks for sharing...

Marsha said...

Excellent shots. You need to frame and hang these! I also wanted to thank you for your kind comment today! It's much appreciated!

Jim said...

Very nice, FTP. Thank you for checking in on me.

On that blog mostly lately I am doing only Wordless Wednesdays and now Skywatch which makes it two posts a week. Sometimes I throw something else on in between.

I do update my main blog, JIM'S LITTLE BLOG at
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/
about four times a week, always on Sunday.

Then once a week or so I update Ask Dr. Jim (blog) at
http://jimmiehov8.blogspot.com/
..
That all keeps me busy plus answering my regular readers and checking their blogs on the first two.
..

Alex said...

You pictures of the geese are beautiful. Very serene and peaceful scene.

Thank you for your prayers and support. It has not been an easy journey with my health lately. I think you know how hard it's been.

(PS My artwork is for sale. If you are interested, send me an email to lucky.itsme@yahoo.com.)

*hugs*

Marie said...

Great series :)

ellen b said...

hi Michael,
I had like 4 posts since my Sky watch post. When you say no post this weekend I was just wondering what you mean? These geese shots are great. have a wonderful week...

david mcmahon said...

Good work, Michael. Just before Christmas I photographed geese crossing a bridge across a lake at sun-up in Dehra Dun, India, just before catching a flight back to Melbourne.

They're very interesting to watch when they're on terra firma.

Rachel* said...

these pictures are awesome! pretty birds!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice pics. I saw some of these geese the other day at the Arboretum.

Willard said...

Beautiful shots, Michael! I always enjoy seeing geese.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Great shots. I love Canadian Geese. I don't get to see a lot of them, unless I drive over past Upland, IN. There is a home there with a huge pond and the geese are always there.
Lisa

Linda Reeder said...

These are great shots and the geese are elegant birds, but you may not wish to encourage them to stay. You may soon be up to your ankles in goose poop. They are a real problem in any of our parks with both lawn and water.

Linda Reeder said...

These are great shots and the geese are elegant birds, but you may not wish to encourage them to stay. You may soon be up to your ankles in goose poop. They are a real problem in any of our parks with both lawn and water.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" always confuses Canadian Geese for ducks, so he was going to write that things seem to be just ducky here - until he read the text.... "Louis' has an excuse: how would une vache know the difference between geese and ducks?

Deepak Gopi said...

Oh its great. :)
Thank you 4 participating in the contest and winning the award.

Stanley said...

Cute! Hahahh....I hardly see any of them here. Just a curious question here.......do you eat them? =)

Kahshe Cottager said...

Nice photos! Here at the Kahshe cottage we have a small flock (20-30) of them now all springing from an original pair that nested here a few years ago. They all sail down the lake by the cottage at least once per day.

Canada geese are so plentiful in Toronto that it is illegal to feed them. They leave so many droppings they foul all the parks and beaches. Some buildings that have beautiful lawns actually have noise canons which sound every so often to chase them away.

Thanks for your visit!

michele said...

Um...aHEM!!! WHO is accusing WHOM of being a sucker for animals??????

:>)

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