Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Canada goose

One of the larger waterfowl that we commonly see in the northern parts of North America is the Canada goose. Although they are quite common today the Canada goose was facing a serious population decline in the early to mid 1900s. this was due mainly to habitat loss and over hunting. A subspecies of Canada goose, the giant Canada goose, was thought to be extinct until a flock of them were found in Rochester, MN in 1962. To prevent these birds from becoming extinct hunting laws were changed and land was set aside to provide habitat. Since then there population has rebound and are now often viewed on by some people as a pest.

11 comments:

Coffeedoff said...

Beautiful bird! I love the way the light shines on the ripples!

J Bar said...
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J Bar said...

Terrific capture.
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eileeninmd said...

Wow, you did get a wonderful shot. Now a days it is hard to believe that the Canada Geese was ever in a decline. The population seems to be exploding. But then I am not an offical counter. LOL!

nuts said...

I am truly amazed by shots in the water! glad to join in Watery Wednesday! Great photograph!

Leora said...

He's a good look bird! Looks proud and knowing.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love to see Canadian geese. This one is beautiful. How peaceful it is floating on that water...Merry Christmas.

lazyclick said...

Fantastic shot.

Joops said...

Gorgeous!

Merry Christmas to you and to your family. Here's my Watery Wednesday post.

Pamela said...

we see so many Canadian Geese, Lesser, Cackling and white front geese in the McNary Wild Life refuge --
They call to me when they fly north -- I want to go, too.

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