Friday, November 14, 2008

Bad Waterfowl Photos

This morning I took a walk through a field that has been recently been planted with grass and I found a huge flock of cackling and Canada geese.

The Canada geese, on the left, were twice the size of the cackling geese on the right.

There were at least two subspecies of cackling geese in the flock and you can kinda make out variation in their colors in this photo. These little guys spend much of the year on the stormy tundra, so it seems today's sunny weather would be a welcome change for them.

I also found six buffleheads in the pond at the end of the field. The white-headed males were quite brilliant in the full sun. A few usually hang out in the pond during the winter and spring months.

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