Canada Geese.I have often wondered why here in the UK,Canada Geese are called by this name and not Canadian Geese which would make much more sense.
I often walk the dogs around the ponds nearby where there is a fairly large colony of Canada Geese,they are beautiful to see and seem so domesticated,they have absolutely no fear of humans and seem to recognise the people straight away who have some bread to feed them with.Also on the ponds competing for the food are the common coots,quite often Swans,Great Crested Greebs and Mallards.Occasionally there appear other wildlife however as I am not a bird spotter I do not know their names.
The dogs are so used to the Mallards and Canada Geese that they cant even be bothered to chase them.I always take a little stale bread if I am walking the dogs around the park as I enjoy getting up close to these brave birds.
Often when I was travelling to work for an early shift that started at 0545 hrs I would be delayed when I approached the park,there before me would be probably at least three quarters of the birds crossing the Road,I can assure you they did not check for traffic! They would take their time waddling to the other side where the grass was in abundance.
What a wonderful sight it is to see Canada Geese in flight,quite graceful for such a large bird and hearing all the chit chat as they passed by,what exactly are they saying to each other.Then there is the spectacle of watching these large birds taking off and landing on water,they really must have some power in their wings.They appear to start by running as fast as they can whilst flapping their wings before taking to the air off water and their landings are so accurate on the water,it is a marvel watching Mother Nature,such a pleasure.
Yes I for one LOVE seeing and hearing Canada Geese.
garvan 46-50, M 16 Responses 0 Aug 1, 2010