“Can ye no see wee Esme cannae keep up?”

A typical family outing. Ma squawking, Dad paying no attention and the wee ones struggling to keep up.

Canada Geese on the Cornwall Canal, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
May 22, 2010

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 230mm
Spot metered, F6.7, 1/45 second

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    LOL Good one Mike. I always thought they looked a bit Scottish

  • Many thanks, Michael. They’re probably from up Maxville way…

    – Mike Oxley

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonover 4 years ago

    Nice Mike!

  • Greatly appreciated, Monte. Thank you!

    – Mike Oxley

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 4 years ago

    Ma’s only squawking because Pa said he would babysit and he’s left one behind!! lol! Great shot, Mike! Love the little tale it tells!!

  • Thanks so very much, Deb. They were all originally on a mucky piece of ground near the bridge, but when this old guy came along, they slowly edged towards the water, the wee ones tripping about all over the place!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 4 years ago

    SO lovely! JUST FAB! Love it,Mike!

  • Many thanks, Daniela! Appreciate your very kind words!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 4 years ago

    Mike, I love your humor here. LOL. Great shot! :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks so very much, Leslie! You can just visualize him muttering,“Yeah, yeah. Whatever…”

    – Mike Oxley

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 4 years ago

    LOVE IT!

  • Many thanks, Al. Appreciate the fave, too! Cheers!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    They are such attentive parents. To think they mate for life and every year they raise a brood with constant affection is remarkable to me. I love the title, I could almost hear her saying it! HAHA. Nice shot Mike!

  • Thanks so very much, Lee-Anne! I didn’t notice the rear goose had its beak open until I uploaded the shot. They are amazing birds to watch, particularly as the goslings get a little older and one and all form a “commune” as it were. I’m lucky because they take up residence on the canal and in the park a couple of blocks from where I live and I can see their development on an almost daily basis. Other folks curse them for being a pest.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 4 years ago

    Just Too Cute Mike!

  • Many thanks, Jonice! Greatly appreciated, my friend!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    Yes, they are cursed for being a pest here as well. I am always amazed at how we term animals pests and yet, none will leave a carbon footprint the way man has. In my opinion, it is we who are pests, the Gulf of Mexico is a prime example of it right now. I would rather step on a goose turd any day. :)

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Have I mentioned that one is not allowed to walk one’s dog in the park, but the city, in its infinite wisdom, has hired someone, with a dog, to walk the area to scare the geese away – for $30,000.

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