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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Snow Goose

Woke up yesterday morning,vopened the blinds on our bedroom window, looked out over our view and saw a white blob down by the water. I went to the bed, got the binoculars that hang on our bedpost — yes, you heard that right, we have binoculars hanging on our bedpost because, you know we're bird nuts — and looked out. A Snow Goose!! How Cool! Don recently said, "one of the things I love about Bobolink Farm (our NH home) is that you never know what you're going to see." How true.

The Snow Goose proceeded to walk around our fields for half an hour. We did not go for our usual morning walk with the Corgis, because we did not want to disturb it (try and explain that to a Corgi!) At one point, it came within 400 feet of the house and I got this photo with my telephoto lens from our deck.

We wondered why it was there alone. They are usually in big flocks during their migration time. All of a sudden, it flew up, and at the same time several Canada Geese lifted up from the pond, and it flew towards them. Maybe it will join them and continue on its journey to its northen breeding range near Hudson Bay and the Arctic.


Vashti said...

I love the way the geese seem so open-minded. Recently we were birding at Goose Pond, a reserve north of Madison, WI, and saw Snow Geese (one in blue)and White-Fronted Geese hanging out with the Canadas. The geese don't care that they look different from one another.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like the idea of binoculars hanging on the bed post.Birders have to always be prepared.Oh and the Goose looks good too.

Alan Pulley said...

Very cool! I enjoy going to VA's Eastern Shore in the fall and watching snow geese fly over by the thousands. Happy Easter!!