Some of my favourite avians, geese, like those we see in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, this time of year, enjoy the coastline near The Confederation Bridge. While we enjoyed our picnic on the Chelton beach, further down the beach, a gaggle gathered.
As I have noticed before, when I walked towards them,
they kept a constant distance between us,
moving away as I approached their location.
The sight of the geese with the bridge in the background was a picture of natural beauty against a backdrop of human ingenuity.
However that same ingenuity has threatened all creatures with our uncontrolled industrialization. The natural instinct of the geese to move away from danger does not protect them from the changes we have made to the planet. There may come a time when the geese won't be on the water or anywhere else. I fear for them and us.