Wednesday, October 11, 2017

#007 "Canada Geese" - "20"x"16" acrylic and metallic copper paint on wood.

The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is a like many Canadians... a hearty type who thrives in the north but come winter likes to take a trip to the warmer climes of the southern United States for a break and hang around golf courses, water and parks.

Often heard overhead honking away, flying in a delta formation or holding down their area around lakes and waterways they are the most common waterfowl in North America and are considered a pest in some urban areas, mainly due to their feces polluting water and beach areas.

Big claim to fame: a Canada goose flying into the engine of US Airways flight 1549 was the cause of the famous "Miracle on the Hudson" in which Captain "Sully" Sullenberger perfectly emergency landed the stricken plane on the Hudson River. (Tom Hanks owes a bunch of bread crumbs and frozen peas to these guys for the pay check from that movie)

Find out more about these fowl pals here:

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