Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)
Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Spring Valley, Ohio
"Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it." - Nicholas Sparks
This was my very first trip to Spring Valley Wildlife Area last February. I was eagerly anticipating the multitude of waterfowl in the 150-acre lake and marsh. This is where I spotted my first sightings of several birds, including Mute Swan, American Coot, and Wood Duck. Mallards and a very large gaggle of these Canada Geese were present as expected.
This made for a sunny and chilly day as I slowly but surely circled my way around the lake while observing the birdlife through my lens and binoculars. On the wooded side of the lake there was a clearing in the brush and these two geese were near the waters edge. I was essentially spotted and they both slowly turned and went further out to the water. I managed to take off a handful of shots, this one being a keeper.
While most birds do not mate for life. There is a special bond created between mates where they move together such as in this image. If only they got a little closer and formed a heart with their heads and necks. Unfortunately that moment never came.
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