Snow Geese Mass TakeOff

The Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge usually has a large amount of Snow Geese in March so it is fun to photograph the large groups of them especially in flight. On this visit I was on the Wildlife Drive looking at some small birds down by the water. A large group of Snow Geese took flight a little ways from where I was on the Wildlife Drive and were flying towards me. This image was taken as they were flying by me and then reversed direction and went back from where they took off.

Snow Geese TakeOff At BWR

It was a Good Day for Snow Geese last weekend at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This image is just a quite small section of the flock taking off. I was using a 400mm lens with a 1.4X teleconverter so with the Snow Geese not that far away, I was only getting smaller areas of the huge wave of Snow Geese taking flight. I had not seen them there for quite a few years. So when I saw large amounts on the Blackwater bird count list we went to see what we could find. There was a huge gathering on Snow Geese right off the Wildlife Drive. Actually one of the largest flocks I had seen at Blackwater. It was interesting in that when they took off in mass, they kinda went up mad a circle and landed again. So we saw about 4 or 5 “Lift-Offs” in a couple of hours.

 

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