Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes


Wednesday’s Photos

Canada Geese at our Lake Shore

Every year the Canada Geese are staying longer, before they are turning south towards warmer climates. Here in Fauquier they like to gather at the local golf course, where they have easy access to large areas of high quality grass. While one goose is indistinguishable from another to the human eye, the geese definitely know the difference. What appears to us like a giant gaggle of over a hundred geese, could easily be a dozen different flocks, which is only noticeable, when they are  being alarmed and take off, one flock at a time. Today’s post will highlight the Canada geese at the Arrow Lake in Fauquier. Enjoy the sights!


The head goose puts the flock on high alert at a distance of about 50 m.


At distance of about 30 m from me the geese are taking off.


Most are now air-borne and are heading towards the safety of the lake.


Safe! Humans, try to catch us in the icy waters, if you can.

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  1. arv! · December 13, 2017

    Great shots! we do get lots of migratory birds from Russia/ Siberia and Mongolia.

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  2. Rashminotes · December 13, 2017


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  3. Pure Glory · December 13, 2017

    Beautiful! We get to enjoy the geese in Fairbanks, Alaska, when they migrate in the the Spring and Fall. Love to watch them. It is bittersweet in the Fall due to winter following their departure.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 13, 2017

      Yes, I can understand your bitter-sweet feelings, when the geese are departing heralding a long and cold winter in Alaska. Thank you for the kind comment!

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  4. Schwedenlichter · December 13, 2017

    Roll wie du die Gänse eingefngen hast .. Die sind hier auch öfter zu sehen .. und gerade heute hat mich eine Gruppe von fünfen in der Luft begleitet … sie flogen auf die pastellgelbe Sonne über Schneefeldern 😀 und ich fuhr von der Kita nach Haus und rief noch so “hej da! Nils Holgersson” aus dem Autofenster zu ihnen rauf .. das war zu schön .

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    • Peter Klopp · December 13, 2017

      Ja, ich kann mir das so richtig vorstellen, wie du ihnen nachgerufen hast. Ein ganz tolles Erlebnis!!!

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  5. Untraveled Routes · December 14, 2017

    The moment when they are taking off is just beautiful!! If I were to see that picture in isolation I would caption it ‘ To the new beginnings, here I go, catch me if you can’….
    Good day, Charu

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  6. kopfundgestalt · December 15, 2017

    Enorme Fotos!
    Fast wie eine Grafik, da nur 4 Elemente zu sehen: Wasser, Boden, Gänse und Gräser.

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    • Peter Klopp · December 15, 2017

      Vielen Dank, lieber Gerhard, für deine Worte der Anerkennung! Es freut mich, dass dir die Bilder gefallen haben.

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  7. Edmark M. Law · December 22, 2017

    IGreat post

    I missed bird watching so much. The last time was when I was in the Philippines a year ago. It’s in a place called Pampanga. Many species of migratory birds go there to escape winter (they’re mostly from China and Russia).

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    • Peter Klopp · December 23, 2017

      We have a bird watching society, whose members go out into nature for the annual bird count. Thank you for the compliment!


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