Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sky Watch Friday: Snow Geese

Thousands of geese spend each winter down at the Bosque del Apache in New Mexico. While they are at the Bosque they spend their nights on the shallow pools that dot the refuge. These pools provide some safety from many of the land based predators.
Each morning the geese fly out in large groups, as the sun rises, to search the nearby fields for any remaining grains or seeds. This pic was taken in January of 2007.

23 comments:

Louise said...

This is beautiful. I've seen the geese in the Bosque in Albuquerque, but never had the opportunity for a photo like this.

Rob Ripma said...

Great shot! Always fun to watch large groups of snow geese!

imac said...

Wonderful post

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It really is fun to watch geese arrive or take off in groups, isn't it?

Dave Coulter said...

Well done....Happy SWF!

Tranquility said...

I love watching the groups of birds fly overhead! This is a very pretty photo!

Carver said...

That is a great shot of the geese. You captured their flight so well and also the lovely clouds and sky.

Photo Cache said...

So this is their morning commute. How lovely.

Raven said...

What a beautiful photo. I love the previous ones as well - all are great photos.

Reader Wil said...

You've got a beautiful blog and I like your slide, and the sky watch photo with the geese.

vincibene said...

Fantastic shot!

Ida said...

Great shot! :)
I'm looking forward to see the geese flying in a V-formation over my roof again. Soon....
Then I know that spring is here again... ;)

Marc said...

Wonderful picture with beautiful cloud formation.

Rune said...

Lovely photographs!

dAwN said...

I have never been to the bosque..need to get there...we did catch hundreds of snow geese in Delaware at Bombay hook.
Nice photo!

Babooshka said...

Fabulous as always

Janie said...

Great in-flight photo. Wonderful capture.

Naturegirl said...

Love our Canada geese on the ground or in flight as you have captured so well.Here in my land of ice and snow there are many that just sit around on the snow..with blowing chilling winds..then into the frigid water they swim!! Brrrr....

Gaelyn said...

I could hear them honking.

Nice capture and sky.

rhoen said...

lovely composition and great shot, ecobirder!

esnorway said...

Good pic and butiful birds. have nice SWF weekend

The Good Life in Virginia said...

thanks for sharing this with us...the geese are my favorites. i hear them fly overhead here once in awhile but am always too late to capture them.

have a wonderful weekend.

erin

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

lovely! hello from roberts, wi.