Canada Geese at Falmer

Just a very few early morning shots today. I spotted them as soon as I arrived at the pond. I’m used to seeing geese there, but these two weren’t the usual greylags. Two Canada geese were quietly gliding across the water.

Canada geese

To be completely honest I can’t recall if Canada geese have shown up previously at Falmer, but they are undoubtedly not regular visitors to the local pond. They were keeping to themselves, and the greylags were leaving them be.

Canada geese

Canada goose

Nothing from the rest of the day, but I’m hopeful of a partly decent week in terms of the weather so maybe something more tomorrow night.

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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  1. Darko February 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    Tourists 😛

    • Words February 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm #

      Darko, they didn’t stay long. Lightweights!

      • Darko February 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

        I don’t know if I told you, two years ago we spent our summer holidays in Canadian Rockies. One day, going back to camp from one of hikes in the area, we were driving through a valley near place called Field, when I spotted a small flock of Canada geese flying above Kicking Horse River. And they were as fast as we were, about 60-70 kmph 😯 Amazing….
        Other than that, they are just bullies 😛

        • Words March 2, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

          Darko, yes I seem to remember that you mentioned this on MyOpera, but always worth a re-run. They are incredibly strong in flight, but then they can cover huge distances. Not all of them of course. We’ve a couple at the pond who never go anywhere!

          • Darko March 4, 2015 at 1:53 am #

            Haha, I know what you mean. There is a huge flock in Stanley park (downtown Vancouver) and they never migrate 😀