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A Small Canada Goose

A Small Canada Goose
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Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 5 N: 197] (943)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 550 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Newfoundland Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-10 16:05
Viewed: 3327
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
“A Small Canada Goose” is the name of this photo taken today down at Quidi Vidi Lake. As we were walking I noticed this goose eating on the freshly cut grass eating; quickly walked to the car, grabbed my camera and this is one of the photos.
This goose must have got lost in the heavy fog.
Interesting Facts
The Canada goose is also an interesting bird as it has many unique characteristics. One interesting fact is that the species mates for life usually in the second year of life. It may be true that the species mate for life; however, it is also a fact that if one of the mates die, the remaining goose will take another mate.
Another fact about the Canada goose is that many of the species use not only the same nest each year but also build their nests in the same area that their parents did. The Canada goose also spends a large amount of time eating grasses, roots and leaves as up to 12 hours per day can be spent foraging for food. Canada Geese as a flock also fly in a V formation the reason behind this is the fact that the formation makes it easier to fly and assists with communication. The Canada goose has also successfully adapted to urban life as the population in urban centers is expanding. The adaptability of the Canada goose is lastly proven by the fact that the average lifespan in the wild is 24 years.

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