Seems that spring has sprung here in the Northwest and the Canada Geese are defending prime nesting space from rivals. Which meant some awesome action to photograph. So much fun, I could photograph that kind of action all day and probably will again soon!
Dabblers Marsh at Fernhill Wetlands
I’ve written about Fernhill before, but I have to say it just gets better and better. In a year or two when all of the new vegetation is mature it will be a magnet for every bird in Oregon! In the mean time it’s AWESOME!
The morning started off rather peaceful and I was enjoying a walk in the sunshine. There were not that many birds, but still fun to be out and about. Gorgeous conditions and I found this Canada Goose just paddling about seemingly enjoying the sunshine too.
Floating in Blue Water – Canada Goose
As I was coming back towards the entrance I poked my head back in to Dabbler’s Marsh. I’ve not had much luck here before and I didn’t see much there when I walked by earlier. Anyway, this time the geese were raising a ruckus and I went to check it out. There were t pairs of Canada Geese and one pair had staked out the island as the place for their family. The second pair was paddling closer and honking and honking at couple number one. Next thing you know I’m watching a goose battle royale. Geese honking and flying and chasing and walking on water and well, the pictures tell a better story…
Battle Stations – Canada Goose
Getting ready to fly in to action
Hissing and Honking while also flying
Walking on Water
Here comes the other team
ZOOOMING in for the win!
Calm returns to Dabbler’s Marsh
Dabbler’s Marsh Location
If you want to go try your luck, this is where you’ll find the marsh at Fernhill Wetlands.
Goose Photography Portfolio
If you’d like to see more of my geese photography or even order a print if you are so inclined, I can accommodate you with my online portfolio…HERE.
Wildlife and Nature Photography Workshops
I also teach Wildlife Nature and Creative Photography Workshops all over the place and certainly Dabbler’s Marsh is going to be on the future locations list. You can check out my current photography workshops at Wildlife Workshops.