Thursday, 2 April 2009

Canada Geese Get Around: Spring Notes from All Over

This is the season that the Canada geese fly north. Great skeins of them can be seen settling at sunset on fields or waterways, and then in the morning taking off, honking advice to their confreres and consoeurs.

But Canada geese thrive many places outside North America now. This photo was taken in the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, in London. The fat geese were waddling around, munching on whatever delicacies they could find on a misty spring morning. The fact that they were also pooping on the grass must be mentioned too. They're lovely birds,but they sure can make a mess!

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