Orange County Snow Geese Continue

Four Snow Geese in flight, New Hampton NY, 3/20/14.
Four Snow Geese in flight, New Hampton NY, 3/20/14.

While I was at work on Thursday, I spoke to Rob Stone and John Haas; the Snow Geese in the Black Dirt Region continued in large numbers. They also continued to be restless, changing locations often. After work, I joined John Haas and Karen Miller as they scanned and photographed a group of 1,800 Snow Geese that included a single Tundra Swan as well. The birds picked up and we relocated them easily enough. The field that they had landed in made it easier to see the birds and after scanning them for a while we were confident that there was not a Ross’s Goose among them.

I love watching these Snow Geese put on a show. New Hampton NY, 3/20/14.
I love watching these Snow Geese put on a show. New Hampton NY, 3/20/14.
It is very enjoyable to photograph the Snow Geese, though sometimes it's hard to know what to shoot!
Snow Geese – Black Dirt Region, 3/20/14.
At some point, while shooting the geese, I noticed this Red-tailed Hawk over my shoulder and got a few shots. New Hampton NY, 3/20/14.
At some point, while shooting the geese, I noticed this Red-tailed Hawk over my shoulder and got a few shots. New Hampton NY, 3/20/14.

 

One thought on “Orange County Snow Geese Continue”

  1. Great flight shots Matt! Those birds are quite the spectacle. Heard you and Karen made out well the rest of the evening, it was a great day overall.

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