Nuno of Porto Daily Photo loves geese. Well, parts of them, anyway. These are Canada Geese and are quite common in this area. These two are taking a break at Holmes Run from their frequent flier miles.
Although Canada Geese are very tolerant of people and have gotten used to staying around densely populated suburban areas, people are not always happy to have the geese in their neighborhoods. Canada Goose “byproducts” are quite large, and they happily produce enormous quantities of it, making some school sports fields very “dangerous” places to play.
Carol also has a post about Canada Geese in Chattanooga Daily Photo today.
I love their long black necks 🙂
Very clear. Yes, we know all about their “gifts on athletic fields!
NATURE, the maximum expression of art.
Greetings from Perú and congratulaions for your new host
Marie you are very naughty with geese too because you distract them with this photo to see them stumble over that two stones, post the “5 secs after” shot so we can see them with the beack on the ground:-D
Have a nice weekend;)
Hey, thanks for dropping by. Nice shot – we have loads of these guys stopping too. You’re right about the quantity of their byproduct but I’ve heard its actually poisonous so kids shouoldn’t play near it.
Somebody once told me they can deposit up to 5 pounds a day! Ugh!
You make them look so lovely.
jus lovely.. here are some ducklings never get tired of seeing animal behaviour. always different and interesting.
Hi Marie, I’m back from a vacation in France in a region which is famous for foie gras and this photo makes me think of that! From this week I very much enjoy your food photos and explanations.
Oh he looks so cutes! But I didn’t know their “byproducts” are poisonous? Wow! Good thing we don’t have so many of them. Thanks for sharing that.
Tanty, thanks! I was on a pedestrian bridge overlooking the creek and that may be the only reason they didn’t get too nervous.
Santy, I think they are very beautiful, too.
Kate, yeah, they’re a little too generous with those “gifts!”
Valery, thank you! I love to photograph nature whenever possible.
Nuno, you know all my tricks! Who told you??
Neo, all fecal matter is septic, but I don’t believe geese droppings are any more so than any other animal’s. No one should play near crap!
Susan, yikes! That sounds like a load!
Kaa, thank you, I love almost all wild critters, but I’m especially fond of birds. They’re so delicate and graceful.
Felicia, welcome back! Foie gras, delicieux!
Anne, I wouldn’t worry about it. No one should go near feces, no matter which creature leaves it behind.
Thank you all for visiting!