Mike Cowdrey, MPSA  

Two Barnacle Geese by Mike Cowdrey, MPSA

July 2024 - Two Barnacle Geese

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Two days ago, at my favorite Straw's Bridge Lake, three Barnacle Geese had arrived.
Not only had I never seen a Barnacle Goose before, they are only supposed to visit the North East of UK occasionally in Winter months. So what they were doing here in June? I don't understand, unless they had escaped from a collection. I managed to take quite a few shots of them, which was good, because when I visited the lake today, they had moved on!

Nikon D750, Sigma 150 - 500 @ 200, AP F9, ISO 1250.

6 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Mike, super image! The geese are sharp as a tack, good catch lights in their eyes and slightly ripply lake water is very nice. I sure wish I had a Straw's Bridge Lake near me.   Posted: 07/02/2024 16:46:25

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
This a very nice capture. I would try to add a little black and a little contrast. As is, it is still well done.   Posted: 07/02/2024 17:15:50

Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
Maybe they blew off course and ended up at your lake. Lucky you. Pretty geese. I love the water colors and texture as a background.   Posted: 07/02/2024 20:31:31

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I was there yesterday, and actually all three are still there!   Posted: 07/03/2024 04:40:32
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Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Mike, just a question. Are they the same size as Canada Geese or smaller like Brant Geese?   Posted: 07/08/2024 10:21:22
Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
They are slightly smaller than Canadas!   Posted: 07/08/2024 14:07:50


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