Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Brant Goose

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


The Brant Goose seemed to be a common bird seen in the winter months along the Jersey Shores. We saw them while visiting Barnegat Lighthouse Beach and also at Edwin Forsythe NWR.

I personally find them to be more attractive than the Canada Goose.



Some photos are from the Barnegat Lighthouse beach and the shots below are from the Edwin Forsythe NWR



I hope you enjoyed my Brant Goose post.


Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

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67 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of this special goose. Amazing ! I like the first both shots most. So close and sharp.
Best regards, Synnöve

Gattina said...

They are beautiful ! Have never seen such a kind of geese !

Christian Perrin said...

I agree that it's prettier than the Canada Goose, though it's hard for me to feel any love for introduced birds so maybe that's where my Canada Goose disdain comes from.

I am always so surprised by the coastal waterfowl in the Northern Hemisphere - ducks, geese and swans are not common sights in saltwater where I live in Australia.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The white collar is attractive!! Now, I need to see one of these myself in person. LOL

Great photos Eileen.

confusedmind said...

The Brant Goose is so cute! I like it!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The geese look really beautiful and adorable !

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Yes I do think I love them more than Canadian Geese. They are beautiful!

DIMI said...

Good morning Eileen!!!The Brant Gooses are so beautiful birds!!Excellent shots!!Great captures!I really enjoyed your wonderful pictures!Have a happy new week!!Hugs!
Dimi...

A Quiet Corner said...

Handsome birds for sure!...:)JP

R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice shots :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Eileen, your photographs are stunning! Brant Goose post is awesome and goodness, they are so beautiful!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a lovely one! I learn so much from people, like yourself, that have different critters from ours.
Lovely.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Montanagirl said...

I've never seen a Brant Goose. They really are pretty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think they're more attractive too. Are they just as messy though? I have this love-hate relationship with Canada Geese, because we share our RV Park (and walkways) in Oregon with them. But I do love to see them flying over the lake -- and love to see the families after the babies hatch.

KL said...

They look so cute :-) and lovely shots -- so perfectly clear, nice color and composition. I was trying to understand the difference between these geese and Canada geese -- they look so similar. I guess the Canada geese do not have such darkish neck, right?

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the geese.
Very well photographed, Eileen.
My favorite is the first picture.

Mama Zen said...

They are really pretty!

TexWisGirl said...

how cool. like they're wearing black stockings on their heads/necks. :)

Linda W. said...

These are some nice-looking geese! Happy day!

Karen said...

I've never seen them. They are very handsome.

Betsy Adams said...

Very pretty geese... We have Canada Geese here (tons of them)--but I've never seen a Brant Goose before.. They are prettier.

Foggy morning here on the Cumberland Plateau. Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love brant geese (or as we call them brent geese) possibly my favourite geese in fact

Gail Dixon said...

This is a really interesting goose with its colors and markings. You see such a variety of birds. Great job on the photos!

Łucja-Maria said...

Fantastic photos. Geese are beautiful birds. I am delighted with them.
Greetings.

simply bev said...

I've never seen a Brandt goose, even when I lived in NJ! Or maybe I did and just assumed from a distance that they were Canada Geese. Thanks for sharing!

Mersad said...

Beautiful images, lovely to see the blue water and the goose enjoying themselves.

Happyone said...

They are pretty with their black heads. Looks like the dipped their heads in a bucket of black paint. : )

George said...

The Brant Goose is very handsome indeed.

Gordon said...

I really did enjoy your geese, we get a few in the UK during winter, but I haven't seen one yet.
All the best Gordon.

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots of the Brant Goose Eileen. Handsome bird!

Debbie said...

I have seen these around the waters at the jersey shore, I had no idea what they were!! You got some beautiful captures, they are pretty, I like the Canadian geese as well!!

bettyl-NZ said...

Their colors are just gorgeous. I love seeing these guys.

Esther Joy said...

I haven't seen this goose, but we have plenty of Canada geese!

Brian King said...

Very handsome geese! We only get the Canada's around here. I like the all black head/neck.

Stephanie said...

Very handsome birds, nice series of shots.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, i have never seen this guy before ... or maybe i have & just thought he was a Canadian goose. interesting. thanks for teaching me something new. ( :

Stuart Price said...

We get the same species over in Japan (although it is a darker race)........and yes they are nicer than Canada Geese.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, Fabulous photo's of those Brants. I have never seen a living Brant Goose. Have a great Wednesday tomorrow! Wildlifewatcher.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

They are very beautiful! I like the solid black on their heads. It's very striking!

Lynne said...

Gosh . . . really gorgeous!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I have never heard of the Brant Goose, so this is a treat for me! They are so pretty!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Striking patterns on this goose. A mix of flat and textured tones. And love seeing the gathering of these characters in the last photo.

John eos shooter said...

Nice goose pics, thanks for sharing!

Gr. John

Weekend-Windup said...

These goose looks so beautiful. Love them!!

NatureFootstep said...

I love the Brant Goose but have only seen it at a distance. There aonly a few coming each year to Sweden so they are hard to find. Nice shots.

Noushka said...

Fantastic, Eileen!
They have cute faces indeed!
One goose I have never seen!
Although it seems like it was a dull day, I think the light in last pic in quite beautiful!
But the first one is so gorgeous, how nice to manage this proximity!
Cheers, keep well!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful sweet face of Brant Geese, and didn't you shot so very so elequate.

Stewart M said...

Nice looking geese - and I agree about them looking better than the Canada goose.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. THey are very cute. I like them very much. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

What gorgeous looking geese, I'd never heard of them before, thanks for sharing!

Pallavi said...

They are beautiful! Have a happy day Eileen :)

Small City Scenes said...

Great shots of the Brants. Sweeter than the Canada Goose. LOL
MB

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting. I have only ever seen one of these and that was a long, long time ago!

Karen said...

Add me to the list of people who have never seen a Brant goose.
I keep looking for one but haven't been lucky yet. Hopefully soon!
Love the photos, Eileen!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds! Have a lovely day!

Laura said...

Such beautiful patterning.

Phyllis Oller said...

Beautiful photos,but now I see you have eagles down in your other post,I can barely contain my excitement,must go check them out as well,as always,love your photos,thank-you for sharing,Phyllis

Carletta said...

Thanking for sharing these Eileen. I didn't know this duck so thanks for educating me.
Great shots!
Hope you're having a great week.

diane b said...

They have an interesting colour scheme.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Have never seen this Brant Goose! They are interesting. Shorter and stockier neck - more like a barn goose. Interesting how their heads, neck and shoulders are black!!
I get cold just looking at the choppy water --- lovely shots!

Rambling Woods said...

It is a handsome goose and I am fond of geese... Michelle

Carver said...

Great looking goose and not one I'm familiar with.

Helma said...

Very special goose Eileen.
Beautiful is your information about this separate geese :-)
Very nice weekend.

Dave said...

A very smart Goose, we have a long staying one currently in Norfolk here in the UK, I must go and see it.

Maria said...

Never heard of this goose before. Such nice plumage.

raf said...

Yes, I do like your brant goose post, Eileen. Thank you! More familiar with the black brant goose along the northwest coast, which has a white ring around the neck.

Chris Rohrer said...

This is one goose I have not seen yet. What an elegant looking bird!

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