Tuesday, 28 February 2012

World Bird Wednesday...... I want to re-share the goose I saw at the weekend

I have already posted about this escaped domestic goose I saw at Shakerley Mere at the weekend.

He is living the life of a wild bird and the Canada Geese were happy to let him swim and feed with them.
An Embden Goose is my best guess for ID.... bred for meat and eggs.

Honking loudly he was the main attraction of the day.... and the kids were enjoying feeding him.
I have to re-share it's wonderful blue eyes.

...when have you ever seen such baby blue eyes in a wild bird.

...wonderful to see

Click on the link below to see more wonderful birds.
World Bird Wednesday LXVII

38 comments:

Gary said...

He sure is better off with the Canada Geese than on someone's table, especially with those eyes. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carole M. said...

just adorable, certainly photographic material

cieldequimper said...

The last photo is absolutely amazing!
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Beth said...

what great eyes. love how you can see all the details of the bird. so interesting. (:

Crafty Gardener said...

amazing close ups, love the orange around his blue eyes

Furry Bottoms said...

That goose is GORGEOUS!!!! You took great pictures.

The Herald said...

Great images Andrew, I love those blue eyes!...[;o)

heyBJK said...

Those are some beautiful eyes! The ring around the outside is really neat.

Rohrerbot said...

I don't know but I think you're in love:)

Magia da Inês said...

A série de fotos é toda linda.
Aves magníficas.
Beijinhos.
Brasil
º°✿ ✿⊱╮

Bob Bushell said...

I've said before, he is wonderful.

TexWisGirl said...

he is a handsome fellow with his almost ridged neck feathers, too.

joo said...

Wow, really handsome one! And these eyes:)

eileeninmd said...

Andrew, what a pretty goose. I love the blue eyes. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing!

Veronica said...

Wow...beautiful!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Such elegance and grace in these photos. Those closeup details are just amazing and look at those eyes. Very nice.

Larry said...

Beautiful Andrew!

NatureFootstep said...

It is a beauty. You will have to check next year to see if there are any cross-breeds with this one. :)

Carletta said...

The blue eye and orange coloring make this a striking looking fellow!
Lovely images Andrew!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Love the orange eyeliner and beautiful blue eyes! I have never saw a bird of any kind with blue eyes, thank you for sharing.

Dina J said...

Beautiful profile shots! You really captured the colors.

Dina J said...

Beautiful profile shots! You really captured the colors.

Island Rambles Blog said...

These are great shots of the goose...love his eyes and am wondering what he is doing there, how he got there and who is he!! But you show him off well in all your shots.

Sondra said...

HE is gorgeous!! What a lucky fellow he is.. The photos really show off just how lovely he really is Great Job.

holdingmoments said...

He's a beauty. Glad he's got his freedom now.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - they are a great shade of blue.

Like the 'walk' home post as well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful photos, great shots, very nice you did it.
Greetings.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are great, love those close up images of the eyes and feathers~

Sandra said...

i like the closeup shots, the details of the feathers and those beautiful blue eyes.

Robin R Robinson said...

OOOo! Juicy close ups of gorgeous eyes! I have blue eyes, too. So, I especially appreciate this fellow's. I have had a "domestic" that looks like this wintering in our cove on the Atlantic in the company of a flock of about 44 Canada geese. It's unusual to see a domestic flying around with wild geese, so I've done a little research about it. I have wanted to know what variety of domestic 'mine' is. In the process of searching for that info., I've learned a little about domestics. I think your's is an "embden" which are known for those stunning, baby blues. thanks for a great post!

Ruby said...

Excellent photography! The bird is so beautiful - gorgeous eyes :)

JM said...

So very white! Fantastic close-up shots, Andrew.

Adam Tilt said...

Cracking goose Andrew.

Springman said...

Paul Newman blue, no wonder he's so popular!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

He has joined another tribe! And good for him.

Nature Rambles said...

What a beauty!

Chatty Crone said...

He looked like he was having a great time. sandie

Liz said...

What gorgeous close up shots, Andrew! I love those eyes.