Thursday, March 6, 2008

Canada Goose day

If March is waterfowl month then today was Canada Goose day. I took the back roads home from work this afternoon and this road traverses a low long ridge between the Milk River and the Missouri River. As I got closer to the Missouri River I could see long skeins of geese rising from the river and heading northwest up the Milk River valley. As I drove closer it became apparent that there were very many geese leaving the Missouri River. I stopped and watched wave after wave of geese leaving and heading north. Here are a few shots from this afternoon.

Note the size difference in these birds. The smaller birds in the back may be Cackling Geese judging from the short neck and smaller bills.

Rough-legged Hawk

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