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It's a wild goose roundup

John Hickey/Buffalo News

Kayak drover: Eric DeFreis, fish culturist with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, uses a kayak to herd Canada geese in Ellicott Creek in the Town of Tonawanda on Wednesday toward a portable holding pen where they were counted and banded in an annual census of the nonmigrating birds.

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Cornered gaggle: State DEC personnel in kayaks have a number of Canada geese cornered in a portable holding pen in Ellicott Creek Park in the Town of Tonawanda on Wednesday.

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Counted and banded: Above, state DEC wildlife Biologist Ken Boginski, left, holds a goose as retired DEC wildlife biologist Mike Ermer bands the bird on Wednesday during the DEC's annual census of Canada geese in the "Lake Plain," which includes Ellicott Creek Park in the Town of Tonawanda. At left, is closeup of a bird being banded. Story and photo Page B3.

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Well-heeled competitors: ShoeFly & Celebrate Buffalo hosted the third annual 0.5K Stiletto "Run" on Wednesday to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. The event, along Elmwood Avenue, included men and women.

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Summer slammer: Mark Santiago hits baseballs to his brother Hector on Wednesday in LaSalle Park.

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Ready to rock: Edgar Winter performs during a news conference with Ringo Starr and His All-Star Band on Wednesday at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ont., where the band kicks-off its 11th tour today.

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Our new lawn: Liz Smolka and her 5-month-old daughter Isabella look over their newly landscaped yard outside their West Seneca home on Wednesday afternoon after the first day of a two-day lawn makeover, which they won in Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment's Save That Yard contest.

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Final graduation: Jillian Wojtan carries a candle up the aisle of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Kenmore during the school's last eighth-grade graduation ceremony on Wednesday.

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