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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday - the Canadians




Canadians - of the geese variety, that is.  This handsome couple enjoys the recreation area for my sister's senior citizen's community.  The residents like having them around because they are so calm and friendly.

A few more shots of them variously occupied:




And finally, for just a little fun:

A white chin strap, cute goose butt, making goosey eyes, prefer neck or wing?


Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday .

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really cute. wish we'd have some stop here!

Brian King said...

Nice shots! Geese tend to be far more tolerant than swans. We have a lot of Canadians around here, too.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great shots - I love the geese - we have some near our house too.

mick said...

Great photos. Those Geese have very pretty markings.

Karen said...

Nice shots!

Karen said...

Great shots, such a handsome bird too.

Jo's World said...

These fine feathered critters mate for life, too. Did you know that?

Great photos!


Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird. They look very majestic.

Carole M. said...

they sure look grand Faye

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, Faye! They are nice to have around for the community to enjoy.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos. We have them in Norway too!

Pieni Lintu said...

Great shots! :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're beautiful!

Arija said...

I just adore geese, they are solo .. . monogamous.

Carletta said...

They always walk around like they own the place don't they. :)
Love the first shot!
They seem to be loving that beautiful green grass.

Living Life said...

I love photographing geese. But the ones around here (and there are many) can get a little aggressive if you get too close, especially this time of year with their young un's close by. Great pics Faye!

Stewart M said...

These are good looking birds - but back in the UK they are a real pest - too much goose poo!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: video may be a step too far at present - I'm still working out what have the buttons on my camera are for!!

NatureFootstep said...

I like the canadian goose. Once I was kayaking traight through a flock of them. It was fun to how they moved aside to let me pass. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Gotta love those Canadians. :))