What could possibly be the purpose of the large orange bump on its head? I think this is a snow goose, but the bump is throwing me off.
The Canada Goose chicks are making their way around the Baylands right now. This brood let me in fairly close to get some nice shots. This is my first Photoshop-altered shot. I changed both the brightness and contrast. Photoshop is a tad overwhelming, but I am slowly getting the hang of it.
I sat in a field at the Baylands one morning and photographed a flock of Canada Geese. The males and females look the same so I’m not sure if this is a male or female. They do migrate from Canada, but some have become permanent residents in golf courses and the suburbs. Many people consider them pests since they are so ubiquitous and leave behind a lot of excrement. I find them rather handsome. You can tell a Canada goose by its distinctive, white chin strap.