Monday, March 16, 2009

Canada Geese

The Canada Goose, Branta canadensis, is now a year round species in New England. Sadly, this lovely creature can be considered a nuisance, particularly due to the rather large piles of slippery green excrement that can cover roads, lawns, and sidewalks--especially when they are in numbers as we see here.

When I was younger I remember the huge V's way, way up in the sky with the barely heard honking during migration time. Where could all those birds be going?

They will always be welcome by me. After all, we have to put up with a little crap now and then, don't we?

I was unable to get close enough when the above were taken and I got lucky this afternoon to find a few on the shoreline.

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