Sounds of the Impending Arrival of Autumn – Canada Goose Calling in Flight

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Canada Goose calling in flightCanada Goose calling in flight – Nikon D200, f5.6, 1/2000, ISO 400, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

I’ve been spending more time with my windows open at home now that the day time temperatures have been consistently below 90°F and while I sit as my desk I can hear the sounds of the neighborhood California Quail family clucking nearby, adult Northern Flickers calling and their young responding to them and the sounds of hundreds of Canada Geese flying overhead.

I see Canada Geese here year round but during the summer their calls are not as noticeable so when I hear their calls start to ring out clearly in early September I know that summer is starting to fade and autumn is slowly arriving.  The trees are already changing in the mountains.

I photographed this Canada Goose calling in flight six years ago as it flew over Glover’s Pond at Farmington Bay. I love their calls.

Life is good.



  1. Jane Chesebrough September 9, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Like your photo with the goose in the midst of the call. We have gaggles of geese here gathering to get ready for the trip south.And the warblers are passig through.

  2. Wally September 9, 2016 at 8:54 am

    What a great time of year! Thank you for sharing your sounds and sights. Spectacular photograph!

  3. Patty Chadwick September 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Apparently Ron isn’t the only one that can fly. It’s obvious that you were flying right along side of that bird. There’s no way you could take such a fantastic close-up anyy other way…you can’t fool me!!!

    • Elephant's Child September 9, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Patty, how right you are. And how very, very selfink of Ron and Mia to hold out on us.

  4. Bob McPherson September 9, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Beautiful photo Mia.

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