Saturday, December 01, 2012

Snow (Geese) Along the Mohawk






Please excuse the less than stellar quality of these shots and my lack of talent as a videographer. It was dusk and these were taken from the porch shooting towards town, which is a good ways away. There must have been five thousand snow geese whirling and swirling above the bridge. Pretty amazing.

***Check out the single dark bird among them at the beginning. I believe it is a bald eagle.

10 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I have never seen anything like that in my life.

Do you see this every year?

And Yes! I'm pretty sure I see that eagle.

Alouise said...

That sure did look like a bald eagle flying in there with them. Are they migrating or what is going on?

Rev. Paul said...
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joated said...

Cool! I've been to Montezuma NWR when the snows were around in the thousands. Amazing when they all take to wing at the same time.

And you could be right about the Bald Eagle. It could be the cause for all the commotion as they do enjoy a goose dinner from time to time.

Rev. Paul said...

Just wow! I've never seen that many geese in one gaggle.

Woodswalker said...

Amazing! I wonder if this is the same flock I saw today in Saratoga Springs, nearly covering Loughberry Lake, the city's reservoir. I have never seen so many at once.

Floridacracker said...

AWESOME! Just awesome! Thank you!

NumberWise said...

Wonderful! The video quality isn't important, as you certainly recorded the event well enough that we readers understood the Wow!

Last night, just before full dark, I saw long undulating lines lines of geese passing overhead. They nearly covered the sky that I could see from east to west, and wave after wave passed over. At the time, I thought that they could be snow geese, but that it was too dark to know. Now I think that they may indeed have been the ones you saw. I was entranced!

Paintsmh said...

I'd go with eagle too.

threecollie said...

Cathy, it has been several years since we have had a really big flock like this. Back before I had the big camera we had maybe five or ten thousand Canada's eating every day in the field next to us for several weeks...and once....we had a flock flying west of mixed Canadas and snows that took long enough to fly over that all of us came out of the barn from milking and just stood watching them pass. It took maybe eight or nine minutes for them to fly past and the entire valley was covered with the width of the flock. No camera in those days...

joated, after watching it a few more times I am pretty sure it's an eagle. I did see it in the viewfinder but I couldn't tell what it was

Rev. Paul, they hung around for at least twelve hours. It was cool

WW, I'll bet all the flocks that are showing up are parts of this one. They did keep splitting into small flocks and going off in every direction. Your pics were great btw.

FC, ain't they cool!

NW, I'm sure they were. These were shooting off in all directions whenever they were up off the water. It sure was fun to watch them.

Liz, yep, I'm sure of it now.