A gaggle of geese

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Comments (13)

Marilyn Whiteley on June 24, 2008

These must be well-educated geese. They live on a university campus!

pembo VIEWS? - NEVER… on June 25, 2008

I think, it's the Kindergarten. ;>)))

pembo from Kiel

Stéphane . on June 25, 2008

Bravo Marilyn !!!

Eva Kaprinay on June 25, 2008

BIG Family :-) Nice shot! Greetings EVa

Daniela Brocca on June 25, 2008

How lovely Marilyn.The proud mother and her 25 little geese.I counted them.ciao,Daniela

Marilyn Whiteley on June 25, 2008

Thanks for visiting, pembo, Stéphan, Eva, and Daniela. They were quite a sight! There were, in fact, more adults and lots more children around, but it was hard to get more in one picture without haing it too distant a view.

I loved the way they bunched together and also followed the leader. When the parent decided it was time to leave, off he or she went into the tall reeds, and they followed faithfully!

MaryAlice on June 25, 2008

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! This is Splendid! What a wonderful capture, Marilyn! You knew I would LOVE this one, didn't you? I'm pretty sure that I love a good animal shot even more than a good old barn shot! :)

This is just delightful. Beautiful story as well.

Very best regards,

Mary Alice

christian caffin on June 26, 2008

What a family! Cheers, Christian

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Marilyn Whiteley on June 27, 2008

Thank you, Mary Alice, Paul, and Christian.

I've read that the average clutch is 5 eggs, though it may range from 2 to 9. This group seems to have some "day care" system worked out!

Cheers, Marilyn

Marilyn Whiteley on June 28, 2008

They ought to learn from the Canadians. I'm sure it makes life easier for the parents! Best wishes, Marilyn

SHoweMBOU on November 15, 2009

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). This appears to be a creche, as the average brood for these geese is only 8 (Eggs max.12).

aalamkhan95 on November 21, 2009

aalam khan bhadawat dukosi

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 24, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/06/24 10:58:46
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 34.15mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash