Thursday, April 14, 2011

Geese on the Move

When I saw this little family of geese trudging along the road today I had to pull over and take pictures. It wasn't safe to just pull over so I ended up turning off and parking the van in a neighboring parking lot. I then grabbed the camera and cut through the woods to met up with the geese. They got a bit spooked by me and crossed over to the median while I watched on about 10 feet from the edge of the road.

Sadly my pictures turn out, the camera kept focusing on the bracken between me and the birds. Luckily I had the good sense to try shooting a movie and I was much happier with the resulting footage.

The clip above is a common sight this time of year. Our local Canada goose population have nests dotted about and every day you can see them waddling along the road to pond located next to an office building.

Amazingly very few geese get hit by cars, I only remember one in the past decade we have lived here. Local drivers know to be on the lookout and will even stop for wayward birds on the road. It's hard to tell in my movie, but the cars are being driven at significantly lower speeds than would the norm on this stretch of divided road.

1 comment:

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this is so sweet. I love ducks and geese! Really like your blog. Glad I found it!