This is the ongoing story of a lone Canada Goose gander - a male who struck up an unusual friendship with the author, and who has allowed her, for three consecutive years so far, to approach him, talk to him and take photos of him, all without feeding him or trying to tame him.
He and his mate have nested on the same off-shore rock for at least four years now; according to a couple who walk this area every morning very early, they've seen them at this place since about 2005.
The story begins with the author's 'discovery' of seeing a wild goose at the sea, which seemed to her a most unsual place for a fresh-water bird. . .
The author has had a life long love of birds and the outdoors. Photography seemed like a great idea during physical therapy, and so, she began carrying a camera around with her everywhere she would hike, rock climb, beach comb and wildlife watch. Over 5000 photos later and she finally decided to put some together in a book to share, "Diary of a Canada Goose. The Glass Beach - A Sea Glass Lover's Paradise book came about purely by accident, through her love of photography and collecting sea glass. Her knowledge of flora and fauna has earned her such jobs as naturalist, writer, and artist. She's been a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, taking in many different species of birds and mammals spanning the years from 1986-2003. Currently she resides on the northern California coast with her son, five birds and hundreds of books, dividing her time between reading, writing, photography, and walking, with her church-related work as secretary, clerk, worship leader, and soup kitchen director.
Glass Beach ~ A Sea Glass Lover's Paradise Lisa D Walker Published August 15, 2009
Diary of a Canada Goose Published May 25, 2009