Saturday, December 5, 2009

Camera Critter #87

A few weeks back, I mentioned that the arrival of Dark-eyed Juncos in my yard was good indication that winter had arrived. It's true, but there is also a number of other species of birds which are a sure fire sign of winter.

Two of the species are American Robins (no...they don't go south...they go west to Oregon!) and Canada Geese.

We have both species here during the other seasons of the year, but the number count during winter increases for both species tremendous. For the robins, flocks of thousands can be found in the Juniper woods of the area, and water holes throughout the region have their own groups of geese.

The photos below were taken several miles north of my place. I was looking for a Snow Goose reported in the area, but didn't find it. I did find lots of Canada Geese though.



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17 comments:

chubskulit said...

Those are nice looking geese..

Mine is up now too

eileeninmd said...

Nice shot of the Geese, some people are lucky to find some different kinds of geese mixed in with the large flocks.

Dianne said...

I miss the geese, they have all pretty much left here

great wide angle shot!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

We still have geese here in Canada. These must be the ones from further north because they are not in a hurry to travel south. LOL

Wren said...

We get both here in Michigan all winter. If I were a migratory species, this is not where I'd head as the days got shorter - and colder.

Ricepatty said...

What a nice way to welcome in winter - great shot!

Martha in PA said...

Nice photos. We have lots of Juncos around our home!

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Quilt Works said...

Wow, a whole field of geese!


... "Simplicity is beautiful"

We love Luna said...

It's a beautiful picture and this "family"looks so happy in this field!
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purrs and love
Luna

Manang Kim said...

I think our birds from (MI) go down south it seems like it is a long way for them to go west ^_^ just my thought. Happy weekend!


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Snap said...

I can almost hear the geese!

nonizamboni said...

Greetings from Minnesota! I too love the arrival of the juncos. Usually a lot of Canada geese remain until all our lakes freeze.
Great post.

Teena in Toronto said...

Canada Geese rock (but I'm biased!).

I played too :)

Juliana RW said...

lovely shots

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

twobarkingdogs said...

We have such problems with Canadian geese here that won't go home!

jabblog said...

I love geese. I love their flight, their honking, their greedy ways - I'd be sad if I thought I'd never see wild geese again.

Misty Dawn said...

I personally know that you were disappointed to not see a Snow Goose, but it wasn't a complete loss! Canada Geese are still great subjects!