Monday, March 03, 2008

Migration

I was at Middle Creek this weekend, too, although not at the same time as Dad. His post has some good general information on the geese, and awesome photographs of them. The gathering of snow geese was in full swing on Sunday. I saw an estimate on the Game Commission's website that figured there were upwards of 50,000 geese in the area.

At one point, an entire hillside of geese "erupted" and took flight, going a short distance to a nearby field and congregating there. A small portion of the monster flock is landing in the picture above. I will post a short video of the goose explosion in my next post.

To contrast, here is one lonely goose, making his or her way across a small pond. This one was quite close, and like a lot of the other geese, showed little concern about the people "flocking" to see them :)

6 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Ash could be from my side but the top picture is not showing... I'll call back later...
Once you have read this bin it if you like. As I'll comment again later.

oldmanlincoln said...

Snow Geese are wonderful to see. I don't know which way they are going, north or south for the winter or summer? I saw your dad's photos too.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well I see them now and they are stunning Ash

Willard said...

Wow, those are some stunning shots, both of the geese and of the park in New Jersey. I'm going to try the video next and see what happens.

Yolanda said...

I love all of your bird shots. They are really good.

lv2scpbk said...

I love the photo of the flock.