Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nesting Geese

Canada Geese nesting on the Ausable River
Ontario, Canada


This guy is in defense mode because...


...we got too close to the nest.


He seemed more relaxed as we went on our way.


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41 comments:

Gary said...

Great close ups Karen!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet! great shots!

Barb said...

Love the 'defense' pose!

heyBJK said...

Great shots, Karen! Gorgeous colors!

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Oman!!!

Karen,great captures!

Shantana.

fjÀllripan said...

Beautiful photos of the canada geeses! I saw one in that defensive mode yesterday, trying to force other geeses to go away :)

Sylvia K said...

What wonderful, close-up captures, Karen! I do love the geese and always enjoy seeing them with their families when I'm able to get down to the Sound! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What beautiful captures.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
Thanks for sharing.

HansHB said...

Nice shots!
Happy WBW!

Carletta said...

These shots are wonderful Karen!
You really captured a magical moment. Love that second shot with the red branches!

Andrew said...

Lovely images .. it's a great time of year to watch wildlife..

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I don't think I have ever seen "defense mode" before. Interesting. Great captures.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Karen girl : )
They are so interesting to watch aren't they ? .. I think there is a pair nesting right in the middle of a store complex of the big box stores actually .. hope they will be safe and left alone.
You got some terrific shots!
Joy

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Excellent shots of these beautiful geese. The Defense mode is very unique to see.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've seen a few bad-tempered geese lately. :)) Nice photos, Karen!

Martha Z said...

I've noticed that the geese are no longer in flocks but in pairs. Today I spotted one lying in the grass so I guess we will soon be treated to the sight of little goslings.

Debbie said...

beautiful close ups...i especially liked the first one, i did not know that was their "defensive mode"!!!

mick said...

Great photos of the birds and the color of the water is really beautiful.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Incredible images!

eileeninmd said...

I have seen the geese being moody. They are funny critters. Great captures! Have a great day!

Les... said...

what a great series of pics, papa goose sure looks threatening there doesn't he! well done! *VBS*

Springman said...

These shots have a very cool look, nice job!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Nice series! They're fun to watch.

Arija said...

Even a gander's home is his castle and beware of you step on his toes!

Ebie said...

That first shot is very well composed!

The trunk, looks golden, and she is a pretty bird! (or maybe a he, not familiar)

lina@happy family said...

Love the first shot. A cute defense pose :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

So love the macro of the defense pose in the first photo! Amazing sight! Great nest detail and then the last photo highlights the feather textures and patterns!

Joop Zand said...

Nice pose.....very good shots of this goose , the light is also very nice Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful pictures!

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow is that how they act when they are in the defense mood? I could only imagine how a mama geese do when her nest is vandalized ^_^ I love the first photo there is a yellow reflection on the water or is it a dead tree? Thanks for joining Water World Wednesday I do appreciate it much!

joo said...

Delightful photos!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've had the 'privilege' of being bitten by those geese....and trust me, they HURT. I learned my lesson. When they get all hunched up....beware!!! And move out.

Excellent images.

Jake said...

These are just magnificent shots!!

Thanks for dropping by and visiting me.

Pat said...

Great capture of that defensive behavior!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I love the three delicious ducks.

Ellie said...

So that's what a defensive mode is like. Great pictures Karen.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful photos! The blue of water is amazing and sets off the birds nicely.

NatureFootstep said...

nice shots of the canadian. :)

Icy BC said...

These photos are beautiful, Karen! I love the second one with the trees on both sides.

NewMexiKen said...

I think the geese feel they are invisible when they do that, and they nearly are!