Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Snowgoose invasion

I just got back from Camas National Wildlife Refuge and it has been invaded by Snow and Ross's geese.  Here they are dropping onto the Big Pond.


As the sun set, they moved out to the fields to feed.



A great way to end another wild day in Idaho.

19 comments:

Sunny said...

Wow!
Sunny :)

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are some nice sights- amazing!! Your header is stunning too-

Grayquill said...

Makes me want to go goose hunting...that is a distant memory. But, I still have my shotgun just incase, it could happen again.:)

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh.....that first photo is just amazing. It must sound crazy. I'd love to see a sight like that some day...beautiful.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How much fun this would be to see this many Snowgeese coming your way, stunning images, a WOW set~

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Wonderful captures. Are they noisy?!

Monts said...

That must be a great sight to see Bill

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Unbelievable.... I've never seen so many in one place... Beautiful picture of the sunset also... WOW!!!
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful. We watched snowgeese "flyovers" at Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico ; just awe-inspiring. Had no idea I could have seen the same thing in Idaho. (much closer to our Oregon home at the time). But of course we enjoyed the trip!

The Early Birder said...

Fabulous sight. I never get tired of watching large numbers of the same species. FAB.

marmee said...

so gorgeous those massive amounts of snow and ross geese. i can just imagine the sound of it.
your last post with those amazing owl captures...fantastic.
happy springtime.

Roses and Lilacs said...

We never see those numbers here. Amazing.

Enjoyed the previous post. I've never been able to get a decent photo of a flicker. Yours are great. The owl photos are outstanding too.
Marnie

Susan said...

oh my goose!great shots! I've heard about the migratory flocks of snow geese out west, would love to witness it some day.

Idaho Birder said...

Gorgeous!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Spectacular

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Beautiful scenes! I love the blue and gold of the grasses.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Makes me so happy to be here. Every single time....it's like flying away with these birds into heavenly skies.
D.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Makes me so happy to be here. Every single time....it's like flying away with these birds into heavenly skies.
D.

Atlasser KM - East Kootenay said...

Where do they go when they leave your area? We don't get many north of you, here. Thanks for the pic, so thankful those great flocks exist.