Flying through

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  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith
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    Landscape & Nature Photography
    on: April 6, 2021 at 10:57 am

    ©Daniel A. Smith, Geese & grain fields

    Spring is here and the Geese are putting on a show. The big V formations of Canadian honkers are looking good. These massive flocks of snow geese and others are amazing to watch and photograph. The group in this photograph was much just one of five I passed on the way to town that day. They land in the grain fields and on the ponds. Masses on the ice still on some of the larger ponds.

    Overnight they are a symphony of sound that helps with sleeping well. Open windows as we are having relatively warm nights, 20’s and 30’s with days in the 50’s to 60’s.

    We get the geese every Spring and Fall as they migrate through. The SandHill Cranes will be flying through soon and even a few Whooping Cranes. Ducks are in and more coming every day. Soon it will be the Grebes, Cormorants, Pelicans and Herons for the summer. The Prairie Pothole region here is good for the migrating birds as well as those that stay and nest.  Good viewing and even better photo opportunities. One thing that helps is so much open area with more National Wildlife Refuges than any other State.

    "A good still photograph, studied by an inquiring mind, frequently yields more information than a mile of moving images". Walter Cronkite, New York, June 1989

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