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Friday, February 17, 2017

White-fronted geese....

 These white-fronted geese were in the pasture with yesterday's cow.

When we first paused there, many were sleeping...many just sitting with their head buried in their back along the bank of this one pond.

This was one of the best times I ever got to view them...then suddenly

Every single one took off in flight and did not return.

We wondered what happened and looked around...a juvenile Bald Eagle was passing through.   I could not get zoomed in on him to get a photograph.  It made me wonder do eagles actually catch geese?  I assume they do but have never seen it happen. 

8 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yes, I think eagles do catch geese. On T.V. I saw an eagle catch a monkey! This is a beautiful gaggle here. I have not seen this kind of goose before. We have Greylag and Canada mostly.

Nancy Chan said...

The eagle must have frightened off the beautiful geese. It is nice to see them in flight.

Mildred said...

So happy you captured the photo of the geese before they were frightened away.

Sandra said...

the photo the one standing shows the detail and how beautiful they are. what lovely feathers and markings.

Tom said...

White-fronted geese, are new to me.

Cat Lover said...

Great photo Rose! We usually only see Canada Geese.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Before lift-off,you got some great pictures. The in flight one looks good too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rose, love the geese and the cool flight shot. They are so cute.
Great photos. Happy Sunday, enjoy your week ahead!

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