Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday wonders - J

J is for Joy.  The kind that comes from wonder at an amazing sight.
The snow geese are in residence!

We took the grandkids out for a walk and watched where the geese flew.

We walked towards the sound and found them all in gathered on the playing field at a local school.  There were hundreds.

When we walked toward the flocks, the birds would move away to maintain a safe distance.

Their strut is quite funny to watch.

Snow geese arrive here in late fall every year on their annual migration from the high Arctic to the southwestern U.S.  This is just a fraction of their numbers and, as you can imagine, not everyone is filled with joy to see them.  But when the air is filled with the sound of their cries, it's hard to resist  the lure to follow and visit with them.


Paws on the Run said...

Wow! Very cool. Love the picture of the kids "parting the sea".

Rudee said...

That's a lot of geese. Love the strut.

Angie said...

So that's what a 'GOOSE STEP' is!!! Great photos & I would think an amazing sound - love the flying one.

Joanna said...

The geese in flight and in full march are just perfect.

Mimi said...

Stephanie, I loved this nature lesson. Don't think I've ever seen snow geese here in Ireland.
I love the in-flight picture, great capture.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

What a MARVELOUS photo series of BIRDS ... and I love the house on the rocky point in the previous post too!
Hugs and blessings,


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