Look around today and you wouldn't know that the Canada Goose was once an uncommon bird. In particular, the subspecies known as the giant Canada Goose was considered extinct until a very few populations were discovered in the early 1960's. Over-hunting and destruction of wetlands had driven them to the brink of extinction. Improved game management practices and extensive re-introduction programs were begun to stabilize the subspecies and today it is doing fine. Originally a North American bird, the Canada Goose has also been transplanted successfully to Britain and Scandinavia.
On Ship Creek today they were getting a little sun and a little food. They did tend to get the gulls and magpies a little stirred up, but after a bit they gave up. With it being a beautiful sunny day and the temperature getting around 45°, the snow was melting fast and making instant ponds. It was just too pretty not take a few shots, with a camera of course.