Sentry Duty

March 15, 2015  •  7 Comments

The first of a series of photos from the Snow Geese migration.   The geese show up in droves (like there were 20,000+ when I was there) at Freezeout Lake on their migration back up to the tundra.   This year they are almost a month earlier than normal.   They daily fly up to the stubble fields where they feed on the pieces of grain that are dropped by the combines.   What I did notice is especially in small groups, there are what appears to be sentries keeping a watch out.  This one was in the group closest to the irrigation ditch which I was negotiating to get out to get shots with the light the right direction (yes you would have laughed).


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Life on a Colorado Farm(non-registered)
What incredibly beautiful birds!

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Gunilla Bäck(non-registered)
Beautiful birds! Migration seems to be a bit earlier than usual here too, but now it's supposed to get colder again.
Sue(non-registered)
we notice that same behavior in all the geese we see here on our lake, the tundra and the ever present Canada geese, everyone just calls them the Watch Goose! Great pictures!
Brian King Images
Wow, it would be something to see that many geese! Here a big flock would be fifty. Beautiful photos!
Fun60(non-registered)
Enjoyed reading your posts and looking at your amazing photos although Inow have an image ofyou crawling along a ditch, camera in hand!
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