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Photographer's Note

This photo of a Canada goose ((Branta canadensis) is taken at the Fyris River south of Uppsala where the River forms a small lake. In the autumn a great number of geese gather here. There could be about 700 Canada geese and 300-400 Graylag geese.

The Canada goose is a wild goose that is native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, but it has also been introduced in other parts of the world. In Northern Europe it was introduced in 17th century to James II of England's collection of waterfowl in St. James's Park in London. To Sweden the first Canada geese were introduced in 1927. Since then they have spread to many parts of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark since the 1960s, the northern European population had an almost exponential expansion.

The Canada goose is naturally migratory. In North America it moves in winter from the arctic and temperate regions the south of United States and Mexico.

Unlike their relatives in North America, the Northern European population has not developed any specific migratory routes, but move south in a more haphazard way. Many are wintering in Denmark, the Netherlands and, Poland. Some move to Spain and Italy and some are wintering as far away as in the Azores.

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  • Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2516 W: 81 N: 3657] (14641)
  • Genre: Τοποθεσίες
  • Medium: Έγχρωμο
  • Date Taken: 2012-10-28
  • Categories: Φύση
  • Έκθεση: f/8, 1/250 δευτερόλεπτα
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  • Έκδοση φωτογραφίας: Πρωτότυπη έκδοση
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 23:11
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