Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sky Watch - Wild Goose, Brother Goose


Our area has quite a few resident geese, but the numbers increase exponentially during migration in spring and fall. These geese flew over at dusk a couple of weeks ago, on their way to a small lake just north of town. I never tire of the beauty of these birds in flight, or of hearing their honking as they traverse the skies.

Sky Watch was created by Dot, and expanded upon by Tom, who is retired. This weekly theme post is brought to you by our friends Klaus, Sandy, Fishing Guy, Ivar, Wren, and Louise. Visit the Sky Watch Friday home page anytime after 7:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Thursdays to see sky photos from around the world. You'll be glad you did.

34 comments:

Rose said...

I never tire of them either...there are a few things that just always make my heart sing...seeing geese is one of them.

Louise said...

I never tired of it, either. There do not seem to be as many here as I remember in Missouri. When I hear them here, they definitely capture my attention.

Beautiful photo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Ah what a wonderful site to see, we too have a lot of resident geese that stay around here, they just seem to be so graceful in flight

Luiz Ramos said...

I can watch them here too.
Beautiful geese shot.

Kathleen said...

Bravo!

Max-e said...

I really ove that photo

Reluctantfarmchik said...

What a perfect capture - the geese are looking for warmer weather! Maybe this cold caught them unawares too!

Photo Cache said...

Oh they're forming the flying vee. Nice shot.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo!
Take care and thanks for sharing

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! I have geese and so do you! Got to LOVE it!

imac said...

Thanks for the Gander at your wonderful photo.

Pretty Life Online said...

great catch! Happy SkyWatching! I am back now... Hope you'll visit mine too...

afeatheradrift said...

Really lovely photo Pat. I love geese, although I recognize they can be a nuisance in quantity. They are so cute and their honking when coming in the spring never fails to make me smile.

babooshka said...

Is there a geese theme today. They are all migratig from the blogs. Lovely sight in flight.

fishing guy said...

Pat: A neat capture and the clouds rise when the geese get higher.

Jeannelle said...

Lovely, peaceful scene, Pat! I love to see the geese flying over around here, too! Happy SkyWatching!

Larry D said...

Great photo, I enjoy the sound as well. Happy SWF!

Yen said...

Beautiful capture! Love the birds:)

Mine is, HERE. See yah!

Hilary said...

Wonderful shot. We stopped to watch and listing to a huge flock of geese flying overhead today. I sure do get the not tiring of it.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

This photo is really wonderful!
It gets me excited because my family is going to Bosque del Apache Wildlife Preserve this weekend to celebrate the Festival of the Cranes.
There will be many bird species, but lots of geese, ducks and cranes, especially.

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Grammy said...

Great photo.I love to see birds in the sky.
We had lots of cloud's here in Mo..
Happy skywatch friday!

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

Great capture! I can never get these shots, I guess I'm just not fast enought! Happy SWF

Sandi McBride said...

We too have geese who are "year rounders" and I love when I'm out walking Mindy how we listen for them to fly over...they never fail!
Sandi

Shinade said...

I spent a lot of my younger years in Arkansas and just had to pop in and see your shot.

Oh the geese are lovely. I am in Oklahoma now and they are arriving here too for their winter stay.

Wonderful shot. I never tire either of watching any birds!!

Happy SWF:-)

Carver said...

That's a great shot of the geese. I love to watch them too.

The Tile Lady said...

A beautiful post for Skywatch Friday! I always love the geese flying overhead, and to hear their honking calls!
Marie

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I love to see and hear them too, great shot

Dr.John said...

Some of those same geese ( I suspect) stop in the field behin our house on the way South. It drives the dog crazy but I love to see them.
Great picture.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

BEAUTIFUL photos! Happy SWF

JC said...

Great picture. Thanks.

Judy said...

Wonderful photo! I know what you mean about always watching the geese!
And I even know the song you quote! Or is that showing our age?
Thank you for sharing.

richies said...

Where did you have lunch in Mena?

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rhymeswithplague said...

Great photo, Pat! I read or heard somewhere that geese flying in V-formation honk to encourage the leader and to let him (or her) know they're all still there with him (or her). And when the leader gets tired, another goose from the ranks comes forward to take the lead position. We humans could learn a lot from these remarkable creatures.

rhymeswithplague said...

Comment #2: Do you remember the old song by Frankie Laine, "I Must Go Where The Wild Goose Goes"? Every fall my dad would get a bad case of wanderlust when the geese came through.