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29-MAR-2009 Racine Erland

Canadian Beauty

Southern Vancouver Island

We see Canada Geese on a daily basis here on Vancouver Island and sometimes fail to stop and appreciate their grace and beauty. This goose was flying low over the pond, heading for a landing near its' nesting mate. Most nest sites are located near water and often on islands. Nest sites are chosen to offer some protection from exposure to wind while giving the incubating female a clear line of sight to detect approaching predators. Female Canada Geese always return to nest in the same area where their parents nested and often use the same nest site year after year.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
1/1250s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

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