This Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is flying to rendezvous with its mate. They both had taken off simultaneously from the water right below the bridge I had been standing on while waiting for them to take off. Both geese took off in my direction. The distance from their takeoff point to the bridge railing was short. As I was photographing their takeoff, I noticed they were barely going to clear the bridge railing. I ducked below the bridge railing. This goose aborted its flight to avoid flying in to me while its mate cleared the bridge railing and landed in the water on the other side of the bridge. This goose took a five minute break while continually honking back and forth with its mate. Then this goose swam a good distance away form the bridge and took off, this time gaining altitude and taking a flight path close to the woods away from the bridge.