vrijdag 4 april 2014

Barnacle geese

Thousands of Barnacle geese choose the sky bothered by foxes in the Oostvaardersplassen . They are wintering here from their nesting island Nova Zembla .

The above picture is a crop from this one. It was a mighty view. Every 10 minutes somewhere a flock was taking the air and landed again. Its a matter of days now before they go back to their breeding grounds. One for skywatch friday here.


15 opmerkingen:

  1. Seeing all those cows and birds suddenly made me think of all that "fertilizer" they must be producing. Yikes!

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  2. It always amazes me how they never fly into each other.

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  3. I like the contrast between the noisy flying birds and the very calm cows..

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  4. It's always a spectacular and unforgettable sight.

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  5. What a joyous sight! I often envy a bird's freedom!

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  6. Blijft prachtig om te zien en te horen.

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  7. Mooi! Het is altijd weer een boeiend gezicht èn gehoor als zoveel ganzen tegelijk het luchtruim kiezen.

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    Ciao, Erica

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  9. Oh yes ... I love these captures!

    Irene

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  10. I have never heard of these geese. Lovely photos. I imagine they put on quite a show.
    V

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  11. It is amazing to see the large flocks of geese! Great captures! Have a happy weekend!

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  12. Never heard of barnacle geese! Great photo.

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  13. When I see birds coming home (or flying away for winter) - in formations, I am crying like a baby. I do not know why. It is mighty and it is touching for me.
    S.C. these young people were the fresh married couple, taking some photos with hired photographer. I could not stop myself from taking myown photo, especially because chinese people love to be taken photos of.

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    1. Thanks for your answer. Now I understand.

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