Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Geese At Sunrise



14 comments:

  1. Two beautiful photos Robin! If I knew I was going to see that view, I'd get up earlier.

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  2. Were they honking like they do here

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  3. Wow! Love these photos! I can hear the geese (-:

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  4. Pat-- We are pretty glad we have such a nice view looking east. It's a surprise how often the sky is full of color at dawn. Glad you liked these photos.

    Bill-- Oh yes! We see lots of geese flying over many times a day. Sometimes, when I'm on the telephone with my mom, I hold the phone up to the sky so she can hear them honking. Such a sound! She loves it.

    am-- It was a delightful treat to have these geese enjoying the sunrise with me!

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  5. Lovely! I actually saw geese flying in formation in the sky when I sat in the dentist's chair on Monday looking out across the gadgets and the drills.

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  6. I'm envious. I am evidently not on their flight path here. Such a sight.

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  7. Sabine-- Seeing geese while in the dentist's chair sounds like the perfect antidote to the gadgets and drills.

    Arkansas Patti-- We see and hear them all the time. In fact, sometimes there are so many it's a crazy honking chorus of several different flocks all at once. We love it!

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  8. Those are gorgeous photos! Wow! The call of geese is so primal. Canadian geese gather for the winter on the campus pond. They spend the day there, then in the afternoon, fly off to area open areas, often the extensive fields of the farms that surround the campus. They leave the pond in subgroups, not all at once. Before they leave, they start calling urgently, then suddenly a whole bunch take off. You cannot help but feel a visceral pull as they call to each other.
    WARNING! ADULT MATERIAL!
    Funny you should post about geese: Today I was photographing some geese who were bathing and preening, trying to capture them in interesting poses. One of them had turned directly away from me and was kind of dipping into the water and became, er, um, excited. Since I once had unwittingly photographed a squirrel who had an erection, I figured I ought to add to my collection of animal biological detail. The goose's equipment is really cool! It's corkscrew-shaped.

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  9. CCorax-- There really is something incredibly visceral watching them fly off together and calling and calling. It's a wonderful sound and pull. LOVE the story of your photograph. Please feel free to email that photo to me. I'd love to see it.

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  10. I always love your photos.

    Thanks to both you and your mom for the kind words. I hope she will learn from my lesson and move slowly and deliberately and not fall.

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  11. I thought I commented but I think I have just been reading your blog. I loved this photo and the sound of the geese. I always look up to see them. The photos are wonderful.

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  12. kenju-- Glad you like these photos. Hope you are healing well.

    Nora-- I think you "liked" the photo on Facebook. I sometimes post one there, rather than posting a link to the blog. The sound of geese is a wonderful reminder to look up!

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  13. Beautiful photographs. So realistic I can almost hear the honking as the geese fly by.

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  14. NCmountainwoman-- We have been so delighted by the daily honking we hear. They fly over so often, and we run out to say hello.

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