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My fondness for Canada geese never flags

April 12, 2016

“Oh, Canada goose, our homely native bird…”

This morning (April 12), while I was traveling westward through the alley on the south side of West Broadway Avenue, I looked up into Vancouver’s overcast sky in time to see a V-formation of Canada geese silently winging their way in the general direction of the intersection of South Granville Street and 10th Avenue.


Beaking off to its soul mate across the way.

By the time I’d reached the 1300 block, a pair of Canadas had positioned themselves atop different buildings in the alley and were well into the sort of loud honking exchange that could signify arguing, singing or flirting for all I know.

In case you’re curious, there are three or four or five large Canadian flags flying in the immediate vicinity of the intersection of South Granville Street and West Broadway Avenue, which is to say that it’s not really that big a deal to see a Canada goose in this area framed with a big flapping red maple leaf, so perhaps I should stop reaching for my camera every time I see it happen.

Yeah, right! Click the images to enlarge them.


The silhouetted tail end of a Canada goose taking off after its mate.

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