Friday, November 13, 2009

Snow Geese..Bird photography weekly 64

I am combining my entries for memes this post will include Scenic Sunday and  Bird photography weekly # 64. I think seeing close to 80,000 Snow geese is a wonderful scene.



If you click on all the pictures you can really see the birds.



I have been lucky to be at several places when the Snow Geese arrive. There are various places to see them and some are not too far away. To the north of  where I live is the Middle Creek WMA and the other places are Bombay Hook NWR and Chincoteague NWR.









I can say I have never seen so many of one type of bird (except for the RedKnots) at one time. The sound of so many Snow Geese is amazing. To see them flying in large groups at a time is an awesome sight to see. It is a like a snowstorm or what they call a white-out. You really have to be there to experience this sighting. Last year a count of the Snow Geese at the Middle Creek WMA was near 80,000. My photos are great for my memories but they are not as good as the real thing.





These Snow Geese photos  were taken last March and at different times and at two of these places.. Middle Creek and Bombay Hook.

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51 comments:

  1. WOW! That must have been quite an experience! I've never seen snow geese before.

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  2. When you say arrive...you mean ARRIVE!! There are so many! Interesting photos.

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  3. Wow, would have loved to see that. Beautiful.
    DF

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  4. I have never seen so many geese in my life. Awesome!

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  5. Lake Mattamuskeet in eastern NC has a great many waterfowl during the winter, but I haven't been there in years. Your pictures are wonderful!

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  6. It must have been an amazing experience, I can't even imagine the sound. I have seen very large gatherings of Canada geese but nothing on this scale. Great photos.

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  7. That must have been a breath taking experience....there are so many. Great shots of them too. I love your collage .

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  8. The right place at the right time! Thanks for your comment about my pups.
    Is there a particular blog that most people respond to?

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  9. Seeing all those birds must have been breathtaking. Never seen so many birds together. Wonderful pictures.
    Have a nice weekend

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  10. wow, so beautiful. I haven't seen that kind before.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great photograph and I should think a great experience. My hubby and I were in Dorset in the Summer at the Abbotsbury Swannery and that was an amazing sight to see all the swans together there!!

    http://www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/swannery.htm

    I will look out the photographs and post them another week.

    Thank you for sharing a remarkable sight!! Jackie.

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  12. I like photos of the birds taking off! Looks like big snowflakes - very creative!


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  13. Fantastic shots!! So many birds!!

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  14. Gosh, that must have been beyond amazing. Gorgeous pictures.
    I've not seen anything like this.

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  15. Just awesome - such an extraordinary moment :)
    Thanks for visiting :)

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  16. Wonderful photos my friend. There are thousands of geese. Well done. Thanks for stopping by my playground. I appreciate it and have a great weekend :)

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  17. A truly magical experience. I just love watching large flocks of anything and hopefully next week it will be 60,000+ Pink-footed Geese. FAB

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  18. Oh I am glad to see the Snow Geese. Skagit Valley here is a winter over place for them too. I sighted them October 11th here this year. they are in Stanwood and Fir Island. Last year the count was 100,000. How can you count these flighty guys. I love to see them fly and when they are high in the sky they look like ribbons. MB

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  19. That really must have been quite an experience! How lucky you are to be on the spot. Great capture.

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  20. Wow haven't seen snow geese. I love watching birds I love hearing them chirp. ^_^

    Mine is up My Life’s Journey in Focus

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  21. Wooowee...that must have been fantastic. Really awesome photo's...what did it sound like?!!
    KK

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  22. A grat momemt to show! I think just the name 'snow gees' is so pretty..Have a nice week//Eva

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  23. Isn't this an amazing thing to experience? I Love the feeling when they spook and all take off at once, what energy!

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  24. What an incredible sight and sound that must have been. The honking of geese is one of my favourite wildlife sounds.

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  25. THey are so beautiful! What a sight to behold. Zoo picture is great too.

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  26. If I were there, that would have been the biggest flock of geese I have ever seen

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  27. WOW! I've never SEEN so many birds in one spot before ... and to know they're geese makes the views all the more fantastic. Love your mosaic and all the beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting my Scenic Sunday at Sacred Ruminations this week.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  28. You have really captured the feeling here Eileen. When you get into an area that has that many birds, especially large birds, and they take flight like that, calling loudly to one another, it really is exciting. The sounds those huge flocks make are incredible to hear as you watch them fly.

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  29. Amazing photos and it must have been even better to experience seeing all those birds together.

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  30. Amazing, I cant even imagine how much cooler it was to be there, and see and hear them.

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  31. Eileen - beautiful pictures, just beautiful. If you ever go to New Mexico in the Fall,Bosque del Apache is a wonderful place to see the snow geese flights. And sandhill cranes. I have a link to our dig. photo album on the top of our blog.
    It is amazing to see so many. One oldler person there told me that when he was young, the sky used to get as dark as night because there would be so many birds flying overhead. It was almost like that -- almost -- when we were there.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Wow..what an amazing site..I would love to see snow geese

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  33. Don't think I would like to be one of the counters with that many, just imagine the amount of food and water they would need.

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  34. The 2nd to the last photos shows the great numbers, how exciting it must have been to see!

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  35. your photogs reflect your patience and intensity with these critters... gorgeous.. well done

    great week back at ya
    gp

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  36. Whoa! That's a lot of geese! How cool!

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  37. Holy Cow! That's amazing! What an experience to see that!

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  38. Wow!!! What an incredible spectacle!! It must be amazing to witness this in person. Love it!

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  39. Truly amazing! It's so interesting to migrating birds in such great numbers.

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  40. That is awesome! So many in one place!
    Enjoy your posts and mosaics!

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  41. Wow that is just amazing Eileen. What a thrill that would be to see in person!
    Beautiful shots...

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  42. snow geeze does not come my way. Don´t think they are up north either. Nice to see taht many.

    Don´t you have the wagtail where you live? I thought it was common over there as well.

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  43. WOW! What an amazing sight! Hope no one gets in their way! LOL
    Great shots! I bet the noise was deafening. Very cool mosaic
    *hugs*deb

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  44. What an amazing showing of Geese..We saw a huge flock like that last spring in Delaware..fantastic.

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  45. I always enjoy my visits to your blog Eileen, exceptional to say the least.

    All the best
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  46. That is awesome to see so many in one place! Beautiful photos of beautiful birds.

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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