Geese and More Geese

Canada Geese – Branta canadensis

As I wrote in my last blog, this blog is about our encounters with geese. Starting off at Ocean Drive Historic District at Goose Neck Cove, abundant Canada Geese were swimming around in the water of the cove closer to the road, while in the far distance, there was another large flock present. As we continue to observe different flocks of geese would start to take off and fill the sky with flying birds. The geese were probably headed more inland to open fields where they could feed.

Canada Geese – Branta canadensis
Canada Geese – Branta canadensis
Canada Geese – Branta canadensis
Canada Geese – Branta canadensis
Canada Geese – Branta canadensis

The next encounter with geese occurred at Colt State Park down in the area near where the Chafee’s statue is located. The species this time were Atlantic brants, and there were 2 huge flocks present. One flock was hidden behind a snow fence while the other congregation was out on the grass of the field near a water puddle. While I was taking images of the brant in the area, suddenly, the whole flock that was behind the fence took off and flew over to land in the field. What scared the birds was a lady walking by with her dog. In total, this was the largest flock of brant that I have seen.

Atlantic Brant – Branta bernicla hrota

Atlantic Brant – Branta bernicla hrota
Atlantic Brant – Branta bernicla hrota
Atlantic Brant – Branta bernicla hrota