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Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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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!

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

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

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

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

You can also view my photo stream at flickr.com. Photos are taken mostly from the Arrow Lakes area. Simply search for Peter Klopp under people.

17 thoughts on “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

  1. Schwedenlichter

    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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  2. Edmark M. Law

    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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