Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Having a gander


I haven't noticed many ducklings along the canal this year, either because I'm unobservant or because there just aren't many. I think the geese have rather taken over and driven many of the ducks away. These aren't the Saltaire geese, which are mostly greylags. These are Canada geese at Golden Acre Park near Leeds. Mum and dad were keeping a careful watch over their large brood. From their alert pose and extended necks, you can see where the colloquial phrase 'having a gander ' (a good look) comes from!

3 comments:

  1. The babies are very cute !

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  2. The Canada Geese have practically taken over many northern States and parts of Canada. They are a protected species too. Hope they don't take over Britain's duck and swan population -- sort of like the grey squirrel and the red squirrel.

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