Geese: shortly after dawn

Geese, Canada Geese

One distressing aspect of an enthusiasm for photography is the need to get up at a totally unreasonable hour to catch some of the better light; this image required my surfacing when most sensible folk were still tucked up in bed.

The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is one of the classic sights in their namesake country and these creatures seem to be everywhere at times. Living on the seventh floor (the sixth in UK money), skeins of geese tearing past below you are a fairly frequent and splendid sight.