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Monday, March 30, 2020

Hope this brings a smile to your face....


You can click to enlarge.  I have posted this before...but every time I see it I get tickled.  My brother says he hunts this photo every now and then  and laughs about it.  This is not photo-shopped...other than I cropped it and I resized the photo.  I did not know I had captured the upside down goose till I downloaded the photos.

I don't know what was wrong...they would come in to land on this little strip pit, and about the time they would start to land it was like they hit the brakes hard...like something startled them or scared them, they would pull up and would then circle back around and start to land again, only to do the same thing again.   I don't remember how many times they did this. Finally they just regrouped and flew off....  I would think if something scared them they would not have tried landing again and again.

28 comments:

Dee said...

In pilot training, they call that touch-and-goes. LOL

Of course, bird number 3 may have failed the course.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Yes, I smiled :)
Keep sharing the happiness, Mxx

Ginny Hartzler said...

How strange! And this picture is one in a million! Wonder if he had a balance disorder?

Steve in Japan said...

They were doing aerobatics for you I guess. ;-)

CheerfulMonk said...

It did bring a smile to my face. Thank you!

Hill Top Post said...

A real daredevil, for sure! I am fairly sure none of our geese have such skill!

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Nice

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I guess we're all getting into a bit of a flap these days.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um grande momento fotográfico.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Ann said...

Wow, what a capture. You don't see a bird flying upside down every day. As a matter of fact I can't say that I have ever seen one flying upside down.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
LOL - oh that is a fun shot!!! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Yes, it does make me smile. Cute capture! Enjoy your day!

Nancy Chan said...

How extra ordinary! Amazing!

don said...

In any case it's great that you have this unusual flight on record. A fine shot.

Steven said...

What a cute capture that would make anyone smile! And how cool to document it.

Sandra said...

my first ever viewing of an upside-down goose or any bird for that matter. I wonder if his name is Top Gun? maybe there was a predator on the ground? it is very odd...

ushasurya said...

You have caught a Circus Scene in the air !! The invisible trapeze !!
Devi :)

Ruthie said...

I needed this laugh today. thanks

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that silly goose, what is he doing? To be able to fly like that is a wondrous thing.

I hope you are doing Ok, Rose. I had to stand in line for about an hour and a half outside Target this morning just to get toilet paper. No fun.

~Sheri

ElaineH said...

This is just too funny! I have never seen anything like it before and you managed to capture it! He must have gotten mixed up or something! Made my day!

happyone said...

That is so funny. Never saw a geese fly upside down!!
They look like they're putting on an air show for you. :)

Elliott Erwitt said...

i love your description of the games that they were playing landing and taking off again... the goose flying upside down shows how agile it can bee Rose... he likely saw a fighter doing that and said to himself... i can do that too:D

Lowcarb team member said...

Great picture, great aerobatics and yes … a great laugh too :)
Thank you.

All the best Jan

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is a pretty special capture.

The Furry Gnome said...

I've seen that! They put the brakes on and just seem to fall in any old direction the last ten feet to the water.

harry said...

sounds like fun maneuvers to watch

Kodak said...

Strange behavior indeed. Makes you wonder. Fun shot.

Laura. M said...

Buena pillada en vuelo.
Cuídate.
Desde casa te mando este abrazo 🙅

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