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COMMON CHOKECHERRY

This wildflower shrub blooms in May. Chokecherries make delicious jellies and jams.

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

AN OIL PAINTING

By Barry Kent MacKay

ARTIST'S QUOTE:

 "The Greater White-fronted Goose nests in the higher latitudes of both North America and Eurasia. I have shown a bird newly arrived on her nesting grounds in western Nunavut, on a frozen lake. The warming sun is melting the snow. She primps and preens after her long flight, and very soon nesting will commence."

The Greater White-fronted Goose has one of the largest ranges of any species of goose in the world. In North America, however, it is common only west of the Mississippi River, where it is found in large flocks in wetlands and croplands. It has a high-pitched laughing or yelping call. Greater white-fronted goose couples mate for life and migrate with their young. Family bonds can last longer than in most geese, and some young stay with their parents through the next breeding season. Parent and sibling associations may continue throughout their lives.

Artist's Biography

Bird Sounds

Barry has also contributed these paintings to our website:

RED-BREASTED GOOSE

SNOW GEESE

CANADA GOOSE

ROSS'S GOOSE

Thank you, Barry!


 

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