Saturday, September 28, 2013

An Intruder

These are Canadian Geese in their field. Each evening they line up and wait an hour or so until the exact moment the sun sets, then the leader gives the signal and they take off, honking encouragement to each other.
But someone else shares this field, too. The remote controlled glider group, of which Phil is a member. And this evening Phil has come to fly his plane.
Well, of course this really upsets the geese, resulting in a premature flight that is hurried and flustered.
                            Can you see Phil's plane that I highlighted, it is right behind the poor geese...
                              I watched as they flew into the blue mountains...
                And finally formed a hurried V, honking all the while. Sorry to take over your field, buddies!
A flock of geese leave their lake and take wing, turning to poems in the sky.  ~Dr. SunWolf

“Was it through your know-how that the hawk learned to fly, soaring effortlessly on thermal updrafts? Did you command the eagle’s flight, and teach her to build her nest in the heights, Perfectly at home on the high cliff face, invulnerable on pinnacle and crag?”
Job 39







24 comments:

Sandra said...

I love 3 and 4 and the header is GORGEOUS! he golden colors on the grass and that long line of geese is a very moving sight.
bob has problems with the hawks and sometimes the osprey.. but never geese like this. they are a rare sight here.

DawnTreader said...

You caught some really lovely images here. I love the header! :)

Anni said...

How spectacular Ginny.

Loved this....the whole entire series.


I don't know if you 'do memes' or not, but you should really consider adding your link to this post at the Bird D'Pot!!! It's marvelous.

reana claire said...

Oh Ginny, how I love to be there! Never really seen geese close up before!

Ann said...

how funny that they follow a routine like that. Poor things could not have been happy about the intrusion.
I love the first shot with the golden color and the picture you used for your header is so pretty

Alice G said...

What lovely colors in these shots!

Ruth Kelly said...

Grand shots of the changing of the season. May God bless you on this Sabbath Day.

Laurie said...

such amazing photos! Beautiful!

Filip and Kristel said...

Hi Ginny,

Like the combination of yellow with the geese.

Greetings,
Filip

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The plane must look like an odd goos to the rest of the Canada Geese.

Tamago said...

Haha, the plane in the air looks like it is trying to join the geese :-) These are such beautiful pictures. I especially love the photos of the geese in golden field, and them flying in blue mountains and pink sky. Such lovely scenery!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

I love watching them form their V and fly together!! "Hi Phil!" I see the plane ;-) Fun hobby!!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Makes me miss "My" Canada Geese from when I lived back up in TN. Your pictures are great, especially the ones showing the flock in flight. Have a wonderful coming week!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Makes me miss "My" Canada Geese from when I lived back up in TN. Your pictures are great, especially the ones showing the flock in flight. Have a wonderful coming week!

Linda said...

Ginny, your photos are wonderful! I always love seeing Canada geese around Montreal and it is so nice to see where they travel. Thank you so much for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay those shots with the goldesh background - did it really look like that or was that Photoshop? Those were just AMAZING!

SweetMarie said...

Love these photos! The geese are beautiful!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Ginny Stunning golden shots. Just a pity humans have to disturb nature. Is there not another field people could use without the geese in it?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful. I used to work at a college that had a lake, and those geese would take over and poop everywhere! They got a special type of dog to come in and chase them off - it worked!

Shug said...

I love that header photo! The golden colors are absolutely gorgeous and to see the geese is something special for this gal. We don't get to see them often. You sure do have some beautiful country around you....
thanks for sharing.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love to watch the Canada geese at the local parks, they make me smile.
They don't seem to want to share their field. LOL!

Arti said...

Oh, how lovely to capture the geese in their flight! I love capture number one the most, my favorite.

Rose said...

I like all the shots! Each one has something positive about it...

Dee said...

beautiful ...i am glad they did not drop a poo on anyone out of frustration...:)