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Old Dec 10, 2005, 7:31 PM   #1
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It was a windy day and I thought about a title like "Geese against the Seas!"

Of course, I suspect they enjoyed it

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BRANDT13.JPG[/img]

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[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BRANDT16.JPG[/img]

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Old Dec 10, 2005, 11:52 PM   #2
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What fun photos! I have never seen these Geese before. Are they Brant Geese?
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Old Dec 10, 2005, 11:55 PM   #3
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Dave, nice shots!!! I've never seen Brandt's geese before.

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Old Dec 11, 2005, 8:40 AM   #4
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Thanks, Linda, Dennis.

These birds in Winter, only live by the sea, where they happily eat the eel grass. They breed VERY far North in the Arctic. So no, if you don't live by the shore you'll never see them. They're not much bigger than a large Duck.

They almost became extinct when the eel grass disappeared. Fortunately the survivors learned how to eat grains along the shore, and when the eel grass made a comeback, they switched back - But still can be found on shore eating grain, but never far from the sea.

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