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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis

Photographed at Lydney Boating Pond, Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK.

Writing in the Daily Mail back in 2008, columnist Robert Hardman wrote; "Should there ever be a prize for Britain's most hated bird, then, surely, it would go to the Canada goose. If Canada geese were human, they would be lounging around all day doing nothing, claiming every welfare benefit in the book, driving their neighbours out of town and notching up ASBOs around the clock." 

What a load of crap, they are beautiful, but, see whose it writing, the Daily Mail!!!!!

Please look at my website bobswildlife.co.ukThere is a photo of a Eastern Spot-billed Duck. And a  Highland Cow by Callum in  the 'Guest photographer.








33 comments:

  1. Smart birds Bob and a lovely call to go with it. Very nicely captured.

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  2. My national pride is deeply affronted. I don’t know how I will make it through the day. I am unfamiliar with newspapers in the UK but I gather from your derisive comment that the Daily Mail is a bit of a rag.

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    1. That's right David, it is a bit of a rag.

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  3. Formation after formation, V after V with loudly honking geese buzz our house every day. I love 'em. Sometimes I'll drive by a field and see hundreds feeding on the goodies or simply plopped down and resting. These are wonderful pictures, Bob-- and thanks for your nice words about my duck today.

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  4. That newspaper columnist is mean!!! They are handsome birds -- and Also they mate for life and it's beautiful when the couple raises their goslings together! When we lived on the Lake in Oregon we frequently saw family groups swim past our window .. a lovely sight!! (But I have to add that they are messy on land -- we could never wear our shoes indoors during the Fall).

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  5. Hola Bob,espectaculares imagenes de este Ganso del Canada,ave muy bella.Un abrazo amigo.

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  6. Columnist probably does not like these birds, because he has a bad opinion about them. They are beautiful and I think that they are clever. Pictures are pretty. :)

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  7. Hi Bob,
    I totally agree with David and yourself, that man is a total idiot. I was watching some at Eyebrook on Thursday and they are such a beautiful goose.
    Super images of a delightful goose.
    All the best, John

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    1. Hi John, thanks a lot, yes, I thought that, he was an idiot.

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  8. Wow! These photos are absolutely beautiful.

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  9. Hated but beautiful. Awesome photos.

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  10. Many places hate geese. I think they are great. Fantastic photos.

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  11. Bob, beautiful shots of my favourite goose! You're right about that being a load of crap! But Canadas can be noted for that too! A load of crap!

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  12. Bonitos Gansos has fotografiado,Bob.

    Saludos.

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  13. Hello
    Magnificent goose! I like it!
    Have a nice day!

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  14. I like Canada goose and think it's beautiful. Awesome images.

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  15. These guys are awesome, and potentially really mean.

    :)

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  16. Beautiful with that long black neck. Bob.
    Good Monday.
    Un abrazo.

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  17. I'm not surprised to hear of more absolute rubbish from the Daily Mail, Bob! Whilst I wouldn't claim that Canadas are my favourite goose, they're certainly a handsome bird, as your delightful images show. If I was asked to nominate what my least favourite goose was, it would be Egyptian Goose - Daily Mail would probably say that this comment was racist!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Thanks Richard, I am glad that you have the Daily Mail, they ought to be........................

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  18. They are lovely birds! (Don't deserve the bad rap they got from the Mail.)

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  19. Curioso su cuello negro con esa banda blanca que enmarca su cabeza.
    Un abrazo,

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  20. Hello Bob,
    I came back. My trip to Ethiopia was superb.
    I'll find your nice pictures when I get back. Very good sharpness as usual !

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    1. Lovely trip around Ethiopia, I hope that we can see Nath.

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  21. Beautiful series of photos ... and that long neck ...

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  22. It was nice to see the photo of the bird. The color combination of the bird looks beautiful:)

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  23. Hi Bob,
    Wow, nice and glossy feathers!
    Beautiful images,
    Best regards, Maria

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