Canadian Goose on Nest
Branta canadensis

Kodachrome 64 slide film, ASA 64, Canon AE-1 w 80-200mm


"Canada Goose," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The female lays from two to nine eggs with an average of five, and both parents protect the nest while the eggs incubate, but the female spends more time at the nest than the male. The incubation period, in which the female incubates while the male remains nearby, lasts for 2428 days after laying. As the annual summer molt also takes place during the breeding season, the adults lose their flight feathers for 2040 days, regaining flight about the same time as their goslings start to fly.
Waquoit, Massachusetts
 
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