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Springtime Pond and Meadow

Along with the arrival of the stately Canada Geese each Spring at Wachusett Meadow, I look forward to the quiet presence of the brilliantly iridescent male Mallard and the subtly colored female Mallard with her surprising blue spot. I especially enjoy the spunky Hooded Mergansers, the male flaunting his bold stripes, and both male and female sporting their punk hairdos.

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  1. Were the two Canada Geese competing for attention from some female goose?

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    1. That is a (usually quiet) pair who just like to make a dramatic entrance on the pond as they slide in.😊

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  2. Waterfowl watching is so much fun and so rewarding. Unlike man other birds, they often stay in place and allow us to take their portraits. 😊

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    1. I especially enjoy the geese. They always check in with me if I sit by the edge of the pond quietly. So sweet!

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    1. Thanks! I love to watch and photograph water fowl. They stay put long enough so you can get better pics.

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      1. They do have a pretty relaxed attitude about things. πŸ™‚

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  3. I like the last one which looks like a painting and also the unusual view of the Canadian goose with its head down . Both beautiful shots.

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    1. Thanks so much. I love Canadian geese!

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  4. Great images with good composition.

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    1. Thanks! I’m glad you stopped by!

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