Thursday, February 28, 2008

Canada Geese...

These lonely Canada Geese were at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management area. They were far out numbered by the tundra swans and snow geese, maybe that is why I spotted them on the other side of the road walking away. They eventually honked a few times and flew away.

There is several species of geese in North America but the Canada Goose is the most common. It can be spotted by the large size, black head and neck, and prominent white cheek patch of this bird makes identification easy, along with their distinctive "V" shaped flying pattern and honking calls. At least ten subspecies or races of Canada geese have been identified, with differences primarily noted in size, voice, and plumage.

That's all I have time for today, its off to work I go.

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