Flashback Friday – squabbling geese on Two Jack

The ice started to recede on Two Jack Lake in late April this year.  Waterfowl was drawn to the open water as they migrated back to Banff National Park.  Some birds were resting briefly before continuing further north.  For a small gaggle of Canada geese, they seemed to be planning for a longer stay.

At one point, one goose decided to chase another.  The target flew off and was joined by his mate and they landed at another opening.  Perhaps this was a territorial “discussion”.  For me, it yielded a series of images with the aggressor splashing, flying and skimming across the water.  The bird banked around the small cove towards me so I was in a great position to photograph him.

The remaining couple settled down quickly and returned to paddling on the water.  A little while later one laid don near a stand of trees while the other went to the edge of the ice that still covered most of the lake.

6 responses

  1. amykfry

    Gorgeous images!

    October 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

  2. Reblogged this on clawingmywayin and commented:
    looks like the geese are dancing

    October 21, 2017 at 1:07 pm

  3. These are truly magnificent, thanks for sharing!

    October 20, 2017 at 9:50 am

  4. Cool pictures!

    October 20, 2017 at 8:32 am

  5. The second pic is dreamlike! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post.

    October 20, 2017 at 8:23 am

  6. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    October 20, 2017 at 8:09 am

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