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Old Oct 21, 2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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Good show of the Canadian Geese and way to say goodbye before heading out south
































Heading out for the long trip









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Old Oct 21, 2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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Nice pix, Daniel...but as a fellow Canadian...I know we don't miss the Canada Goose....too many of them on our golf courses:-)

I wonder what that neck band is on one of the geese ?
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Neck bands are used on large birds to trace their migratory movements - they are placed on birds which captured, marked, and released by wildlife officials. The bands are large enough to be read at distance with telescopes or binoculars, without recapturing the birds, which would be difficult.

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These are lovely pictures of Canadian geese. It's interesting to see the size of the birds compared to what looks like a red eared slider on the log. Really like them.
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 6:22 PM   #5
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South? Is this what they tell you?:-)

Do these look familiar to you? They just love pooping in our lakes all winter long.

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Old Oct 21, 2007, 6:35 PM   #6
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South? Is this what they tell you?:-)

Do these look familiar to you? They just love pooping in our lakes all winter long.
Well maybe the Can geese bring over snow to you guys as well. In Toronto we have like a balmy weather today at around 27 deC or 80s in F. It has been breaking heat record couple of time this month

You can keep the snow there then. Even Ira up north has not had a day of snow too I believe


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Just to clarify: the shot above is from this February. I think I know what they were doing last winter:-)

It has been pretty warm around here as well with record breaking temps about 2 weeks ago.
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Nice photos, Daniel. I love the one of the goose taking off.

We, too, have some geese around all year. Not sure why some stay and some go south.
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Very nice series.
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I wonder what that neck band is on one of the geese ?
Neck bands are used on large birds to trace their migratory movements - they are placed on birds which captured, marked, and released by wildlife officials. The bands are large enough to be read at distance with telescopes or binoculars, without recapturing the birds, which would be difficult.
Thank you for the info. I always thought that birds had bands on their legs..but what you say makes...sense.

Just hope the neck band doesn't cause irritation or is large enough to take into account increase in size of the neck, through growth of the bird.
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