November 3, 2011

What species of moral idiocy would cause any man to derive pleasure form blasting these beautiful creatures out of the sky with a shotgun? Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) migrate great distances in some cases to spend their winters in Washington State.  These geese were photographed in a field east of Long Beach on November 6, 2011. The front tier of fowl in this photo are probably actually Cackling Geese (Branta hutchinsii), a slightly smaller cousin of the Canada Goose distinguished primarily by the size differentiation.  Cackling Geese were formerly designated as Canada Geese, small race.  (Photo by D. Grant Haynes)