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Above and Below

The Wildlife Pond is coming alive with the warm weather.

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA

First Ice

Rutland, MA

Pommogussett Road, Rutland, MA
A thin layer of ice transforms the water with eye catching patterns, colors and textures.

Nike Up Close

A few days ago, I highlighted a beautiful Canada goose I named Nike in honor of its incredible wings. Yesterday, I was able to consider in more depth features of this prevalent New England bird.

Canada geese arrive at this pond at the Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in early Spring and raise families before leaving in the Fall. Likeable and easy-going, they are comfortable co-existing with human visitors. I was able to easily photograph their famed “goose necks”, intricate layers of feathers, startling dark eyes, and bills that are perfectly attuned to their habitat. Because of my intimate visits with them, I no longer consider these engaging and attractive birds “just ordinary geese”!

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