Calgary Wildlife: Night Geese

Another evening down at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary tonight.  The wedges of geese and colonies of gulls flying in at dusk are really fun to watch.  There are easily hundreds of birds returning to the Bow river for the night.  Sunset was just after 6 and by 7 the birds had settled on the rocks in the channel.

After all of the chaos of the returning birds, I liked this isolated Canada goose that was standing motionless.  I guess it was sleeping as it did not move for this 13 second exposure.  The light reflected from the street lamps above the Deerfoot lit the water like fire.  With the small silhouette of the goose anchoring the frame, I like this composition.

4 responses

  1. I agree with you, but please look at canada goose.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

  2. Margie

    We live north of the city, and some days I see hundreds of geese land in the field to browse for grain. I can always hear them coming, they are so vocal!

    November 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm

  3. hi,

    Thank you very much for posting this!!!!

    November 7, 2011 at 1:08 am

  4. Very pretty! I love how even the colors are.

    November 6, 2011 at 11:30 am

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