Peeking at the world

Phillip Island’s Swan Lake is one of my favourite walks; there are always dozens of birds to be seen and often a few copperhead snakes curled or slithering beside the board walk.

 

Cape Barren Goose - Kim WormaldCape Barren Goose
Canon 5DIII, 100-400L IS USM, 1/800, f/6.3, ISO 400, focal length 365mm

 

At the water’s edge a pair of Cape Barren Geese were grazing and drinking when the one above moved into the reeds where it peeked at me before continuing to graze.

There’s something about this simple shot that I like. Maybe it’s because it’s a bird that was facing extinction a few years ago and I get the ‘almost extinct’ feeling from the image. Maybe it’s because of the Christmas season and the feeling of peeking out on a world that temporarily becomes crazily busy. Whatever it is I hope I’m not the only one that likes it.

For more images and information on the species you might enjoy looking at Cape Barren Goslings which shares several images and ends with a sad tale, or A spherical gosling  or Vulnerable geese mating

Wishing you a 2015 that is filled with happiness and birdsong, happy birding, Kim

 

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