dusky Canadian geese (or so I'm told), but I'm not really sure what distinguishes the subspecies. These appeared to have established permanent residence here, and were quite unperturbed by humans wandering toward them. It's a situation to be careful in. Geese can be quite mean, and that's more likely to happen when they've lost most of their fear of people. They'd slowly amble away from us as we approached, and we took it slow and gave them time to do so.
To the extent that there is geology in this photo, the flat area looks as if it's a fluvial terrace, but given the geology of the area, it's oddly wide, and really, too flat. But keep in mind, this was a heavily engineered area for shipping infrastructure, and I suspect that this lawn is mostly artificial, not a natural landscape.
Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth Location.
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