" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Two Geese On A Log .....





While driving up through the hills with a photographer friend
we spotted these geese sunning themselves on a log
I didn't realise at the time but one poor goose
obviously had a leg missing

We got to chatting about the name  ... what is a goose what is a gander??
and so ..  as you do, on my return I consulted Google
and here is what I found

A male goose is a gander and a female goose is a goose
geese is the plural of goose
a baby goose is a gosling
and a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle!!
And so I now know ..  what you all,  most probably knew anyway.


Linking with
World Bird Watch Wednesday
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27 comments:

Michael said...

lovely picture...the one leg stand is for a scratch? or to impress the gander?!! :)

Dianne said...

Thanks Michael ... I've learnt something else.

biebkriebels said...

Cute couple!

Rae Walter said...

Learning more about goose/geese by the minute Dianne. Wonderful. Love the images.

HansHB said...

Great post for WBW, - lovely to see!
Happy World Bird Wednesday to you!

Nadege, said...

They look like the two we saw at the Seppeltfield winery. Gorgeous image.

Joe said...

Cute photo. Reading your narrative makes me wonder what a group of geese in flight is called.

Leon and Sue Sims said...

You capture "moments" very well.

Linda said...

Very nice photo - I have not seen them standing on a log like that before...usually swimming, or chasing me away!

fjällripan said...

Great photo of the lovely geese! I really like your beautiful header to! :)

Dianne said...

Joe .. I think I'm correct in saying a group of geese in flight is called a skein or a flock.

Gary said...

Aren't they an impressive pair!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Cezar and Léia said...

Poor critter with the leg missed. :(

***Your picture is great and I also like the reflections.They are adorable critters!
Léia

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show of two Greylag.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Valerie said...

Positively marvellous capture - they seem to be posing for you! Thanks for sharing both the fab image and the info.

Carletta said...

They are quite a lovely pair!
I like just the hint of their reflection.
Nice shot!

Pat said...

What a lovely pair they are! Nice capture.

Springman said...

I've got it now...Goose/gosling
Isn't Wiki a wonderful substitute for a memory?
Excellent post!

Stephanie said...

Oh look at that, so cute. Nicely taken. They are a delight to see.

**Perler på snor** / Dorthe DK said...

Wonderful photo.
:-) Dorthe

VP said...

Nice portrait, and the title seems just the begin of a story...

AL said...

This is a fabulous pic Dianne...for some reason it make me feel very happy!

ladyfi said...

What a delightful shot! Such clarity - and balance!

Reader Wil said...

Geese are also to be found in my country. There are great flocks of them in all kind of sorts near the windmills, but also near airports and there they can be dangerous for the aircraft. They are beautiful for us but the farmers are not very happy with them. They seem to destroy their land.
Anyway your two are very great!

NixBlog said...

Fantastic capture, Dianne!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Aren't they so beautifully clean, I think you might find that the white one has got his leg tucked up in his feathers there Dianne, I read that they do this sometimes to keep warm, let's hope so anyway!

Alan said...

Such a great shot, Dianne. Razor sharp focus and I love the "almost" symmetry..

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