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 . . .
Linking with OUR WORLD and Wild Bird Wednesday
Lovely birds. It is always such a treat to see birds from another continent. Hope you're doing well today.ReplyDelete
Wonderful captures of such beautiful birds, Arija! Hope your week is off to a good start! Take care, enjoy!ReplyDelete
Great shots! Glad you were able to get them on the ground and in the air as well!ReplyDelete
cool looking geese!ReplyDelete
That is a wonderful photograph of the birds in flight Arija.ReplyDelete
This resulted in some great flight shots. Hope you are well.ReplyDelete
That's a great shot of them taking off.ReplyDelete
These are great Arija, lovely bird shots!ReplyDelete
Ground and flight, these birds are a delight. And so are you. Wishing the best for you Arija.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Beautiful images of birds in flight.ReplyDelete
Magnificent photography of nature's beautiful birds in Aussie ~ReplyDelete
(A Creative Harbor) ^_^ aka ArtMuseDog and Carol
Great shots though!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
I love the second pic. Great capture of these beautiful geese.ReplyDelete
You got some wonderful in-flight shots Arija!ReplyDelete
Cool cool! I love the second photo of them in flight. Great stuff!ReplyDelete
Great in-flight photos and a bird I have never seen.ReplyDelete
They are pretty geese, sorry they were spooked. Great shots!ReplyDelete
Nice birds - I looking forward to getting some images of these geese over the coming holidays.ReplyDelete
Hope all is well with you.
Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.
Stewart M - Melbourne
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.ReplyDelete
Even though you flushed this skittish flock, you got great flight shots of the geese Arija!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your description of the encounter with the geese and the beautiful images.ReplyDelete
Good post and nice shots of the nervous geese!ReplyDelete
What cool geese Arija. Love your in flight shots.ReplyDelete
Still hanging in here...
Beautiful and different looking geese...envious of your flight shot...I'm not quick enough usually.ReplyDelete