Friday, September 23, 2011

Splash landing

Canada geese: elegant and dignified on land ...


On the water ...


But complete fumble-feet, coming in for a wet landing ...


They have to ruffle those feathers and flap their wings wildly to brake in the air; these are heavy birds. But then they try to land on their feet, as though they thought the water was solid ground.


They need bigger feet.

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3 comments:

Fertanish said...

Maybe the effort to fly is why they are always so grumpy.

Nothing makes me happier when they create a line of traffic by slowly waddling across a road.

eileeninmd said...

Great series, I love the coming in for a landing. Great capture.

Powell River Books said...

That landing shot is amazing. I was saddened to see two articles this week about geese as pests that need to be controlled or eradicated. Yes, I know they can be noisy, messy and sometimes mean, but they are such beautiful birds. - Margy