Thursday, 17 February 2011

Branta

No-one can miss the Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) swimming around on the lakes at the moment.  As usual, they are quick to notice any person walking past and head for them in the hopes that they might be thrown some bread.
As we stopped to take their picture, the air of expectation reached fever pitch and they started to leave the water and 'rush' us - despite the fact that we had no bread.
Moving on, the trees and bushes are all starting to show more signs of Spring.  Buds are beginning to show and in a few cases are already opening.
These buds are from a large Dog Rose shrub this morning and prove that Spring is just around the corner.
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