Snow Geese, Cackling Goose, Pekin White Duck, Mallard Ducks, and Common Brown Ducks.
March 12, 2007 - 08:00 Sunrise.
Prince Albert Park, Darmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Temperature: -20c (-4f)
All of these birds are wild. They gather in various parks in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia for refuge from the bitter cold of the North Atlantic coastline in winter. These particular photos were shot in Prince Albert Park located along the shores of Halifax Harbour. It was a very busy morning in the park. The Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) were busy preening and having their first meal of the day while a Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) was swimming with many of the ducks.They were all keeping a very close eye on me and my camera :).
I wasn't the only casual visitor in the park that morning. A neighbourhood cat was on the prowl. It's owners were wise enough to attach a small jingle bell to it's collar to warn the wildlife of it's approach. Take a walk with me and enjoy the hustle and bustle of early morning park life. I hope you enjoy the brilliant sunrise reflections in the water as well :).
Embden Geese. The goose and the gander.