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Pictures of geese flying

Discussion in 'Geese' started by SummerChick, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. SummerChick

    SummerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is not the greatest picture but if you have ever tried to take a picture of your geese flying then you know how difficult it is...first of all, remembering to carry your phone or camera with you and second being ready at the same time the geese decide to fly. It is never a long flight so one has to be pretty quick..lol.

    Both Lucy and Elly fly but Elly is the lightest and she flies farther and more often...its funny to watch...Im pretty sure Lucy is a gander and is dominant, so when Elly flies farther well Lucy keeps running as if to show, i can beat you running if not flying! When they fly i always cheer them on by saying whoohoo! and clap...im as silly as a goose!

    Anyway here is Elly...we were out walking when all a sudden Elly flys over my head, i ducked and took the picture...its a lil blurry but shows the height pretty well. I love the sprawled legs and feet in the pic. You can see the hummingbird feeder hanging in the tree in front of her.



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    I posted this pic already but wanted to show again...Elly taking flight!

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Does she start running before she takes off? my 2 like to use the driveway as a run way, they never leave the ground but theres alot of flapping and running like they may. neat pics.
     
  3. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    mine are the same they use the garden as a runway but the garden is not long enough to take off, loads of flapping and blowing feathers

    i have even seen them try a standing takeoff but they jump a few inches and flop back on their feet
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    A sight to see I'm sure, lol
     
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    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    i love it


    you wouldnt think that i have a major fear of large birds in flight, (Ornithophobia)

    i have had it since i was 4 years old

    chikens and smaller i am ok with but anything larger i freak out if they open their wings when i was 11 i had a encounter with 4 jersy giants my dad brought even then i ran indoors screaming

    i was always saying to myself i wont get geese as they are the size i fear along with peacocks, herons, eagles, and large such birds

    but i decided to get the geese and love em and have become used to the large wings when they flap infact i love watching them up close


    but that said i still have a fear for others like peacocks and eagles etc


    i wont even go to Bird World LOL
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Bird World? what is that? Did you ever see Alfred Hitchcocks movie "The Birds" that made me afraid of crows. LOL
     
  7. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    its a bird park in UK not far from me

    http://www.birdworld.co.uk/

    no not seen The Birds and dont think i wanna lol
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Looks interesting, this movie was made in the early 60's I think, every time I see birds flocking especially crows I think of that movie. [​IMG]
     
  9. SummerChick

    SummerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's funny, I've noticed a certain squawk or honk that I think Elly makes, maybe she is stating that she is about to take off... lol. They start running and the short flight starts. I'm intent on getting more pics because I think when they get heavier, there won't be anymore flights.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    How old are they SC?
     

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