Canada geese skirmishing on Frank Lake

The tall grass near the bird blind on Frank Lake is nesting ground for Canada geese, ibis, yellow-headed blackbirds, herons and more.  At dusk the cacophony rising up from these residents can be surprisingly loud.  There are birds chasing one another, others returning with material for their nest, food for their chicks as well as occasional territorial spats.  It’s an incredible spot to set up near the trails and watch life on a marsh.  On a visit there in early May the weather was warm and the sunlight before dusk was incredible.

Throughout the evening, the Canada geese were active with a couple being particularly feisty.  That presented some new image opportunities that I had not yet photographed which is always exciting for me.

When the sun set, the activity level along the shoreline rose noticeably.  All manner of birds flew overhead and low along the water.  Some of the geese moved their skirmishing to the small pond directly in front of me.  I didn’t move around and they seemed oblivious, or at least undistracted, by me – which was perfect.  I stayed until it was dark and loved every minute.


16 responses

  1. Jenn

    I can sit and admire these photos all day!!☺☺ I love them❣

    July 6, 2017 at 9:56 pm

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  3. WOW

    June 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  4. Really grand and imposing Canada geese.Awesome pictures!

    June 17, 2017 at 9:34 pm

  5. daveyone1

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

    June 17, 2017 at 3:19 pm


    Would love to have been there. Awesome pictures.

    June 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

  7. Absolutely phenomenal captures! That lighting is incredible and your writing paired with with the photos really takes one on the adventure too.

    June 16, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    • Thank you Victoria – I truly appreciate your very kind words.

      June 23, 2017 at 7:06 am

  8. These are truly beautiful photographs. They made me want to be there to see it for myself!

    June 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

  9. Reblogged this on Le Bien-Etre au bout des Doigts.

    June 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm

  10. Lovely images. Thank you for sharing 😊

    June 16, 2017 at 12:05 pm

  11. beautiful pictures. Love the ones where they in the water.

    June 16, 2017 at 11:27 am

  12. jack griffis

    Can’t get over how accomplished you are! You should be a writer, too.

    Jack Griffis


    June 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

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