Wednesday, April 24, 2013

These geese are not cooked

Proudly Canadian
London, ON
May 2009
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Some cities are home to tons of pigeons. Or seagulls. Or grackles. Or any other species of common, otherwise forgettable birds.

Consider London to be ground zero for Canadian Geese. If you can get past their overt nastiness - seriously, do not approach them under any circumstances, as they're decidedly un-Canadian in demeanor - and the cyclist-killing messes they leave behind (please don't ask), you end up with a fairly majestic bird that looks pretty impressive when it's way up in the sky.

I especially love when I'm walking the dog after dark, and a huge vee of geese flies overhead, barely visible in the inky black sky. I wonder where they're going, and stand in awe of these beings who, through countless generations of evolution, are innately built to work together in the sky to ensure they all make it there together.

Some of us pay lip service to the need for teamwork. These birds live it. I find that rather inspiring.

Your turn: Should we name these two?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pooper and Moar Pooper!

(Sorry, I play golf...)

Anywho, thanks for reminding me that I do have pics of pairs of ducks and geese to join the Thematic, somewhere.

P.S. I was going to take the camera to the store and take a picture of a pair of pears, but I fergit.

Bob Scotney said...

You have reminded me that I have some shots of Canadian geese somewhere - taken on a golf course; they were not popular on the greens.