Saturday, January 31, 2015

Our Home And Native Land

Andy | Saturday, January 31, 2015 | Best Blogger Tips

Up against the American dollar the embattled Canadian dollar is below the 80 cent mark. Rather than fly to the warmer climate of the Southern United States, these Canadian Geese have decided to spend the winter at home.


  1. You wonder whey they don't leave, do they know it will not be that cold to leave or do they have lost their instincts?

  2. Then they can do shopping without to much loss. Smart animals.

  3. There you can see that it´s very cold.


  4. They're looking quite stoic. The lake looks spectacular in its winter finery.

  5. The jetty is pretty cool with all that ice. Maybe the geese could take up a collection using crowd sourcing to offset the costs.

  6. I haven't checked to see the value of the dollars recently. About this time last year the Canadian $ was at par or a bit above par. Geese don't seem to be migratory anymore. Keep as many geese as possible north of the border. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  7. Thrift is a virtue.
    Very lovely image.

  8. So long as they stay close to home, the adverse exchange rate won't hurt them too much.

  9. I was always told that they were not Canadian geese, but rather Canada geese. What do you say?

    Lovely photo.... brrrrrr!


    1. The official name for any bird is its Latin name. So the “real” name for this creature is Branta canadensis. That’s because the bird probably has 200 different names in 200 different languages, based on its colors, its sounds, its habitat or many other reasons. Birds get named after people, after habits, after all sorts of things. The Latin name is the same around the world for that bird.
      So it’s true that at one point in time the Branta canadensis was called a Canada Goose, because it was often seen flying towards Canada and living there. You could now just as easily call it a North American Goose since it is found all over North America and lives just about anywhere. It has adapted to live all across the US and into Mexico too.
      So over the years, the name has changed to be Canadian Goose in English. Just like people in the 1600s used to call pumpkins “Pompions” and call vegetables “potherbs”, we have changed what we typically call the Branta canadensis to Canadian Goose.


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