Monday, December 10, 2012

OUR WORLD & Wild Bird Wednesday - Cape Barren Geese


A couple of years ago we went to Hindmarsh Island,
across the bridge from Goolwa, South Australia.

The Cape Barren Geese were grazing in a field next to the road.
There were bushes along the road, so I had to get out of the car
to get a shot.


I was used to the very tame flock on Kangaroo Island, so was
surprised at how skittish these were. Although I was behind 
cover, they were on the alert as soon as I got out of the car


and took off after the first ground shot I got. 


Suddenly they were all in the air, up, up, and away . . .


27 comments:

  1. Lovely birds. It is always such a treat to see birds from another continent. Hope you're doing well today.

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  2. Wonderful captures of such beautiful birds, Arija! Hope your week is off to a good start! Take care, enjoy!

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  3. Great shots! Glad you were able to get them on the ground and in the air as well!

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  4. That is a wonderful photograph of the birds in flight Arija.

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  5. This resulted in some great flight shots. Hope you are well.

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  6. That's a great shot of them taking off.

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  7. These are great Arija, lovely bird shots!

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  8. Ground and flight, these birds are a delight. And so are you. Wishing the best for you Arija.

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  9. You got some great shots anyway! I hate it when I try to get out of the car and scare something away. Getting good photos is a lot of work at times :-) Interesting looking geese.

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  10. What a truly wonderful experience. I don't think I have ever seen Cape Barren Geese, and I love your shot of them airborne. Thank you.

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  11. Beautiful images of birds in flight.

    Mollyxxx

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  12. Magnificent photography of nature's beautiful birds in Aussie ~

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ aka ArtMuseDog and Carol

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  13. Great shots though!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. I love the second pic. Great capture of these beautiful geese.

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  15. You got some wonderful in-flight shots Arija!

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  16. Cool cool! I love the second photo of them in flight. Great stuff!

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  17. Great in-flight photos and a bird I have never seen.

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  18. They are pretty geese, sorry they were spooked. Great shots!

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  19. good flying shots Arija, hope you are well and have a happy holiday season.

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  20. Nice birds - I looking forward to getting some images of these geese over the coming holidays.

    Hope all is well with you.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  21. Thinking of you with this heat today Arija - 42 degrees in Port Augusta mentioned on the news - I remember the end of term heat there - hope you are keeping cool - great photos of the Cape Barren geese - always lovely to see them featured in totemic aboriginal art works too - my favourite along with honey ants.

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  22. Even though you flushed this skittish flock, you got great flight shots of the geese Arija!

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  23. I enjoyed your description of the encounter with the geese and the beautiful images.

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  24. Good post and nice shots of the nervous geese!

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  25. What cool geese Arija. Love your in flight shots.
    Still hanging in here...

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  26. Beautiful and different looking geese...envious of your flight shot...I'm not quick enough usually.

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