Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). Copyright 2009 Peter Drury
One image from a frame depicting take off. The take off is achieved by strong wing beats supported by a rowing action by the legs. See how the webbed feet are cupped to gain maximum thrust. The bird to the rear has by now achieved sufficient height and speed to gain free flight and its legs are being brought back to its body in the flight position.
Budds Farm Lagoon, Southmoor, Langstone Harbour.
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