Today it was all about Brant Geese. The tide was out and the Brant were in! I had a wonderful walk along the sand and water's edge watching the antics of the 'Little Sea Geese' and the seemingly unimpressed seagulls.
Each year during March and April the Brant Geese arrive in this area. More information about the Brant Geese migration can be found by clicking the excerpt below:
Black Brant. The name is magical, and it carries with it a suggestion of distant places and amazing journeys. And so it is with this diminutive little goose, which pays an annual visit to British Columbia... In British Columbia, their arrival is a cause for celebration, as thousands of birds set their wings, and descend on coastal beaches and flats, to feed on Eelgrass (Zostera species).
To read the importance of eelgrass, click here.
I didn't think my video had uploaded to Photobucket, but it had, so here it is. It is a bit rough as I didn't have much time to edit, however, you'll see the Brant riding the waves, which I thought looked rather amusing!