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Wed., May 18, 2011, 10:30 a.m.

A fowl family moment in the sunshine

A new gosling nuzzles with its Canada goose mother along the banks of the Spokane River on Upriver Drive and Crestline, May 13, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. Three goose families have hatched some 17 young birds in this area. (Dan Pelle)
A new gosling nuzzles with its Canada goose mother along the banks of the Spokane River on Upriver Drive and Crestline, May 13, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. Three goose families have hatched some 17 young birds in this area. (Dan Pelle)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Canada geese are in the full swing of raising their families around the region.

S-R photographer Dan Pelle captured his family unit basking in the sun along the banks of the Spokane River on Upriver Drive and Crestline this week.

Three goose pairs were seen with at least 17 young birds in this area.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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