Thursday, January 22, 2009

Xtracycle goes to class...and geese


Annette the Xtracycle went to class on Tuesday, accompanied by a colleague (who also happened to be an Xtracycle). This time we were at a local playa, learning to draw geese.

9 comments:

  1. Look at all those wonderful birds! Beautiful!

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  2. That's quite a flock hanging out there! What kind of geese are the big white ones?

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  3. Michelle, I am not exactly sure what kind of bird that is, but I can take a guess and Dr.T can correct me if I am wrong. ---A Graylag Goose, domestic type. If it's wrong, how about A for effort?

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  4. Those Canadian Geese sure look familiar. They are probably easy to draw, since they have little fear of humans, eh? They have turned into quite a problem here, since people fed them, they got used to the year-round food supply, and decided to stop migrating (and start messing up every park/waterfront with their vast quantities of poop!). Yet another way we humans have messed up the balance of nature. What is their habit where you live, are they just there when it's seasonally appropriate?

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  5. Good call, Daisy! I believe that the white ones in the far background are domestic Greylags. The big one in the foreground is a Greater White Fronted, I believe...

    Karen--we have both resident and migrant Canadas, with the resident population being much smaller than the migrant. So far it hasn't been too much of a problem, thank goodness.

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  6. That looks great. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  7. They are messy I know but it's great to watch them grazing in a field. Like a flock of giant feathery locusts!

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  8. I think your extra-cycle is rather cool. An environmentally friendly and physically enhancing way to live! Too bad I'm not contributing to the cause;0

    They are some beautiful geese. Different from those I see here. Of course they all leave the same stuff behind without cleaning it up:(

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