Montana Outdoors

January 31, 2008

“I must go where the wild goose goes”

Filed under: Canadian goose, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 7:33 pm

Well…. maybe not today!

Canadian geese


  1. What a fantastic photo!
    Great timing in capturing this shot.
    Simply beautiful.


    Comment by ak_adventurer — January 31, 2008 @ 8:59 pm

  2. Sometimes I get lucky! It’s interesting to see they all had their tails fanned out displaying the white band across them. They’re sure pretty to look at, and I never get tired of hearing them.

    I had a nice visit to the river today. The next photo in sequence was of a very nice Big Horn ram. It’s worth it to me to get out in even the worst weather because you never know what you’ll run into.


    Comment by montucky — January 31, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

  3. awesome!


    Comment by Sumedh — February 1, 2008 @ 8:34 am

  4. brrrr. I like that all of their tails are fanned out too.


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — February 1, 2008 @ 9:10 am

  5. I wouldn’t mind wading out there either, if I couldn’t feel temperature with my feet!

    Did you startle them, or were they flying away anyway?


    Comment by wolf — February 1, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

  6. Sumedh,

    That’s a good word for these big guys, I think.


    Comment by montucky — February 1, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

  7. Adam,

    Yes, it’s rare to see the white like that, maybe because it’s a quick flash and the camera stopped the action.


    Comment by montucky — February 1, 2008 @ 1:25 pm

  8. wolf,

    I flushed them. I’ve noticed that this particular group is wilder than others, maybe because they share this stretch of river with two families of bald eagles, although I’ve never seen the eagles go after them. Them seem to be very sensitive to any movement above them, even at quite a distance.


    Comment by montucky — February 1, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

  9. well montucky, here is a shot of some southern birds and the much warmer water…


    Comment by silken — February 1, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  10. silken,

    Yes, that is much warmer water! I presume that is along the gulf, right? Those photos are nice to see! I could use a nice long stroll along there right about now.


    Comment by montucky — February 1, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

  11. yep, the Gulf of Mexico. it is a good deal warmer here. it probably would be a pleasant little stroll for you! pretty flat though!


    Comment by silken — February 1, 2008 @ 5:44 pm

  12. Great action shot!


    Comment by winterwoman — February 1, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

  13. silken,

    It has been a long time since I saw flat country, except for the eastern part of Montana, and even then the mountains can be seen far in the distance. I could probably only take a short time of it.


    Comment by montucky — February 1, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

  14. Thanks, winterwoman. I was pleased that I got it at all. I’m not very good at all at photographing birds.


    Comment by montucky — February 1, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

  15. Really must get a train up to Scotland with my bike and go cycling somewhere on the West Coast. Great photos! 🙂

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    Comment by tips on fly fishing — May 18, 2019 @ 1:21 am

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