Canada Geese are about as common as people in Toronto. Like many citizens of our fair city, I’ve rarely stopped to observe geese. But everything changed this spring.
When a former colleague of Jill’s noted on her Instagram account that High Park was home to the city’s newest geese – two recently hatched goslings – I was intrigued. Why not try to find and photograph the newborns?
The park, a good half hour walk from our apartment, was good exercise with our camera backpacks in the early summer humidity. And to our great surprise, finding the goslings was incredibly easy, with their new home located next to a busy trail around Grenadier Pond.
Now, as most readers know, I love grizzly bears and given how much time we spend photographing the bruins, you undoubtedly are proud of me for narrowing down our tens of thousands of images to just over 50 on our web site.
But here’s the thing, within a few days of spending time with the goslings, I found myself with hundreds of images. And though they’re easier to photograph than grizzlies, I’m finding it way harder to pick and choose which five or so will be featured on the site.
So I’m delegating the task to you…and posting a few of the many images that will never see the light of day. (Jill is a harsh task master of web site streamlining. Blame her.)
Let me know your top five in the comment section and we’ll include them in our bird catalogue. Meanwhile, I’m off to get even more shots of the goslings because, well, I’m addicted. (Time to start research on a children’s book about geese goslings, I guess!)
Good luck and thanks for your help! (Damn cute goslings!)