Monday, February 16, 2009
As I drove past a local wetland Sunday morning I noticed that it contained some open water. Hoping that some waterfowl was present I parked the car and began checking it out on foot. I located a flock of Canada Geese some distance away. Using the terrain to shield my approach I closed the distance. When I believed I was within range I left cover and made my final approach. The honker pictured here immediately became worried.
After only a couple of frames the geese all took flight giving me the take-off/flight shots that I am always looking for.
Approaching geese in our area is not easy at this time of year as the Pa Canada Goose season has been in periodically since the first of September and does not close until February 28. These birds know very well if they want to survive they must keep out of shotgun range of all intruders.