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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

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature photography. Using a standard point-and-shoot camera, I celebrate the nature found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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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. 🙂

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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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