Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bird D'Pot and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday

I am linking to Anni's Bird D'Pot and also Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday. You can find Anni here and Stewart here.


We visited Brookside Garden in Wheaton, Maryland last Saturday.  Click here for more information on the Garden. The Canada Geese were pairing up and getting territorial chasing off any encroaching suitors. They noisily charged the competition if they got too close.


Is she smiling?

Finally, I think Spring has sprung.

20 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Denise, I read another blog post yesterday showing the Canada Geese males spreading their wings --trying to get attention of the females.... SO --maybe your Geese that you saw were doing that instead of being territorial... ????? Who knows!!!

Great photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Elephant's Child said...

They are simply beautiful. Thank you.

eileeninmd said...

I do think they are territorial and protect their woman. Great shots, Denise! Have a happy day!

gigihawaii said...

I hope spring has sprung for your sake, Denise! Love the photos.

Don Wood said...

Denise Love is in the air

Valerie said...

The wildlife certainly has it's own language when courting...lol. Love the new header, Denise.

You have spring? Ours is yet to arrive. It is bitterly cold and the snow is still threatening to fall.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your watery bird pics.

Tojav said...

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TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful squabblers.

islandwonder said...

Interesting! I did not know they did this. I thought they mated for life and yearly wooing was omitted from their lives.

grammie g said...

Hi Denise...I haven't heard or seen any Canadian geese yet hopefully soon!
Looks like it's that time of year..romance and squabbling is just fine if it means Spring is here ; )
Grace

Phil said...

The Canadas are good looking beasts but as you observed Denise they can be too aggressive, chasing off every other species.

Andrew said...

They are lovely birds to see Denise... unfortunately some places in the UK consider them pests.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I was just thinking the same thing, but now we hear it is going to get cold for a few days:( so mad about that. Have a good week Denise - love the photos.

SandyCarlson said...

I love this bird. Thanks for these great photos.

Carletta said...

Wonderful shots Denise!
I like the reflections as well as the geese.
I do hope spring is finally here.

NatureFootstep said...

they started to come back to Sweden too. I saw the first ones a week ago. :)

mick said...

Great photos and how good to be able to watch the geese pairing off. It looks like a nice place to visit.

Karen said...

They are already on the nest here. Great captures.

Stewart M said...

Nice to see these birds on their native continent!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW- Stewart M - Melbourne