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Old Dec 6, 2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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Today was my last day at the refuge before a cold winter storm moved in. I was lucky enough to get some wide angle shots of a big grind of Ross' geese settling back down after an Eagle had scared them up.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did taking them. I only wish I could somehow include the sounds they made as well.
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#3 A little closer look at them settling down.
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Old Dec 6, 2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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#5 There were so many I got some good fly over shots too.
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These are Snow Geese, for comparison. The main difference is in the head shape and the black grin patch on the bill. Snows are slightly larger too.
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Nice shots but that is as bad as Yesterday I stopped by a skate park for my son he loves scooters and Bikes and the indoor rink is where he wanted to stop by I said yes as I am still hurting from the injury to my back... so while he was in I kinda dozed off in the car to rest up I woke up from the little nap to a flock of crows and I thought oh my we were under attack of crows they were lined up all over the building in the trees flying on the ground on the [power lines it was a scare for me I never seen so many crows in my life at one time.. I got two videos of them that I will be adding later once I feel better.... and up to all the work to do to it..
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Nice shots but that is as bad as Yesterday I stopped by a skate park for my son he loves scooters and Bikes and the indoor rink is where he wanted to stop by I said yes as I am still hurting from the injury to my back... so while he was in I kinda dozed off in the car to rest up I woke up from the little nap to a flock of crows and I thought oh my we were under attack of crows they were lined up all over the building in the trees flying on the ground on the [power lines it was a scare for me I never seen so many crows in my life at one time.. I got two videos of them that I will be adding later once I feel better.... and up to all the work to do to it..

Alfred Hitchcock does come to mind.
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i missed this one somehow.

this set is quite amazing. the sheer numbers of them blows my mind. and great photos too, sharp, good exposures, and some really nice action shots.

never seen one of these geese in person, as we don't have them here in the midwest.
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