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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has one of it's major sites at Marshside, just to the north of Southport. The edge of the reserve is literally 50 yards away from where I live.

At this time of year thousands of geese arrive from Iceland, most of them seem to fly directly over my house making geese type noises from dawn to dusk. Skeins of Pink Footed geese mostly at the moment flying to and from their roosts in the salt marshes, and we still get some magnificent sunsets over the North West Coast of England.

Migration

 

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has one of it's major sites at Marshside, just to the north of Southport. The edge of the reserve is literally 50 yards away from where I live.

At this time of year thousands of geese arrive from Iceland, most of them seem to fly directly over my house making geese type noises from dawn to dusk. Skeins of Pink Footed geese mostly at the moment flying to and from their roosts in the salt marshes, and we still get some magnificent sunsets over the North West Coast of England.

comments (19)

love this, well captured.
Les Auld: Thanks Dotun, appreciate your stopping by and commenting.
This is stunning, Les. Here on Prince Edward Island we are on a major flyway for Canada Geese. Hhey are arriving now. They stop and fill up on leftover grain in the fields then take off for the south. We have a major santuary in my neighbourhood too.
Les Auld: Thanks Mary, we have Canada geese visiting here as well, but I thinkthey arrive later in the season.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 3 Oct 2007, 01:41
The silhouettes against this gorgeous sky are stunning, Les!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, appreciate the comment.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 3 Oct 2007, 04:51
This is a very beautiful shot. Works great with the gold tones and the silhouette of the grass balancing the shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Martin, I thought the grass helped a bit.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 3 Oct 2007, 04:55
Wonderful shot, Les! This is an award winner.
Les Auld: Thanks For the comment Kay, appreciate your stopping by.
  • Steve
  • 3 Oct 2007, 06:58
This is a great shot Les. I've seen a few shoals (?) of geese lately, but I haven't had the opportunity of photgraphing them.

The colour and composition are spot on.

Incidentally, what type of noises would you expect geese to make? wink
Les Auld: Thanks Steve, glad you like it. I suppose you could say geese make a sort of honking/gabbling sound as they fly overhead.
This is simply stunning.

J
Les Auld: Thanks J, appreciate the comment. You see sunsets and geese and just can't help taking pictures.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Oct 2007, 09:32
Excellent. Frame and hang it.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, not enough room at the moment, maybe sometime in the future.
great shot les.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Michael.
  • tetsu
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • 3 Oct 2007, 12:30
Amazing capture!! smile
Les Auld: Appreciate your stopping by, thanks for the comment.
Great shot Les - really well composed.
Les Auld: Thanks Bernie, appreciate the comment.
This is lovely ..
Les Auld: Thanks for stopping by and commenting Shakara.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Oct 2007, 17:40
Lovely golden sky with silhouettes Les - this type of shot is not usually my cup of tea, but this one is a class of its own. Sublime.
Les Auld: Glad you like it, thanks for the comment.
  • Trudie
  • South Africa
  • 3 Oct 2007, 19:23
Beautiful shot. I really like it
Les Auld: Thanks Trudie, appreciate your stopping by.
This is a great shot Les. That sky is amazing and the silhouetted geese are just the icing on the cake.
Les Auld: A very rich cake maybe, thanks for the comment Bill.
Wow - Beautiful picture !!
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, just like photographing sunsets I suppsoe.
Them, I congratulate to you, you have made an amazing photography. The silhouettes of the birds trimmed on the golden bottom are gorgeous!
Les Auld: Thanks Jose, appreciate the comment.
Just stunning! (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, appreciate the comment.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2007, 21:04
cut and paste all the above comments here Les! That's a beauty. mal
Les Auld: Glad you liked it Mal, appreciate the comment.

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