Thursday, 31 May 2012

#248 Beyond my window: Geese, con't . . .

At the far end of the pond, a mated pair of Canada Geese are pictured taking their brood for a swim.  Wild and alert, 
the adult's erect heads indicate they are on the lookout for danger.  There is a little island on our pond and the geese are headed for its safe haven.  They will stay until the juveniles learn to fly in late summer.  In the fall, before the pond freezes, they will head south for the winter.  It's the animals I notice most as the seasons change.  

Every year, a pair of Canadas nest on our pond and I often wonder if it's the same pair.

Mates  4 7/8 x 4 7/8
Original hand-tinted etching, copyright Sandy Scott 

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