Friday, February 3, 2023

Winged and Powerful

I love to photograph Canada Geese especially when they are flapping their wings.  It's in these unforgettable moments that I understand better than ever how powerful these birds are.

Once a year, usually when the weather warms up, Canada geese molt their feathers and cannot fly for six weeks.  During this time they will be very vulnerable to coyotes, foxes and raccoons. 

A single Canada Geese has about 20,000 feathers which are uniquely designed to help a goose to fly, shed water or display distinctive markings.

The top and bottom of the wings are of different colors, which allows them to camouflage themselves from predators.

Life goes on.