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Friday, May 6, 2011

Pink-foot geese in Europe, chickens on Kauai

Pink-foot geese: Rearly reflected.

"Wild" chickens follow the leader, almost, but not quite, using the crosswalk, to greet tourists.
Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies   
Posted for Weekend Reflections, the meme that lets you reflect.
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28 comments:

Francisca said...

How nice to be greeted by feathered friends!

EG Wow said...

AH! So this is what pink-foot geese look like!

James said...

Cool reflecions. I've seen geese reflections before but I don't think I've seen chicken reflections. :)

texwisgirl said...

LOVE the one chicken stepping high to get up on the curb! SO cute!

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit. We are still having dry weather. The problem is that we must be very careful with fire especially in heath-land or forests. Sofar there were three fires near the dunes in Noord-Holland and in the province of Drenthe.
Your photos are very nice.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, aren't they great? I had heard about them before, but had never seen them until we went to Europe. The pink feet just crack me up.
— K

VioletSky said...

I never knew there were pink footed geese.
I feel so enlightened now.

Karen said...

Cute pink feet! So that's why the chicken crossed the road! ;)

Dianne said...

the chickens look like they just got off the bus :)

Mr Puddy said...

OMC !!! Kay, You make me HUNGRY !!!!!
I'm drooling !!!! Those looks so YUMMMMMMM!!!!
xoxo

Sylvia K said...

Fun reflections for the day!! Those chickens do look busy! Great captures, Kay! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy! Give Lindy a hug for me and Sam!

Sylvia

Shirley said...

So cute to see chickens on a crosswalk! Nice photos! I like the "rearly reflected" caption. Cute!


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Kay L. Davies said...

@ Shirley — you're the first to comment on my "Rearly" pun, where the rear of the geese are reflected in the river.
Thanks! I'm glad someone noticed!
— K

Lily Hydrangea said...

those two geese look like love birds!

& I love the chicken reflections too.
I never knew there were wild chickens! where do they go on Wintertime?

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Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful golden light on the first and how intersting they are.
I heard about the Chickens on Kauai and wow there are lots. A few around on Maui and they always surpised me.
So glad you stopped..Loved your post.

Powell River Books said...

Interesting occupation for chickens, tour guides. - Margy

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Kay,
Great capture, the chickens are adorable friends of mine!The reflections are very cool!
Happy weekend
Luna and mommy Léia

Mara said...

I like geese. They have a certain bumbliness about them that is so endearing, even if seen from the rear!

'Tsuki said...

Poltry power, hugh... Nice one, though. :D

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I was trying to figure out why the pink-footed geese were rarely reflected. Then I finally looked at the angle and ....OK I either need new glasses or more coffee (or both ;>)

I would enjoy seeing either kind of birds.

diane b said...

Love the chickens crossing the road and the reflections.

Marie said...

I had to double check those geese as I thought they were the normal greylag geese I see here, but now I can see that they are a little different.

I love the chickens! There is something so funny about the way they strut around like they own the place and you are intruding.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots! Love that first one - so very charming.

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Sallie — It says "rearly" — okay, it's a bad pun, but they are reflected from the rear.
— K

Ebie said...

The chickens on the street, is very reminiscent of my hometown in the Philippines! Nice post Kay!

Kay said...

Fun photos, Kay. I recognized Hawaii right away. We have those chickens nearby also on this island.

Dorian Susan said...

Look at all these chickens milling around! How funny. I suppose they are like the seagulls and pidgeons around here. Love that first shot reflecting against the water.