Monday, 11 February 2019

WAVING WINGS

Today I cycled over a narrow road and I passed the lake with gray geese. They were very noisy today, diving under water and spreading their wings. Standing on the road, next to my bike, I took some pictures with my small, red camera.

The weather: Monday, February 11, 2019 Sunny intervals. No rain. Afternoon high temperature around 7° Celsius (44.6° Fahrenheit). Source: Dutch Amsterdam





Wat zijn ze gaaf, die grauwe ganzen. Ik denk dat als je een goed toestel met telelens hebt, je vanaf de weg heel mooie foto's kan maken van deze beesten. Deze plaatjes schoot ik met mijn kleine rode toestel. Ik vind hun snavel zo grappig: lijkt op een winterwortel! De spanwijdte van hun vleugels is ongeveer 147–180 cm.


In every walk with nature one receives far more 
than he seeks. (John Muir)



  • Why do geese often fly at night?

20 comments:

  1. The quote from John Muir is exactly right!

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  2. I love the geese photos and the quote too.

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  3. Very interesting pictures. Spring must be in the air there.

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  4. Ha Aritha, wat 'n fraaie spot heb je gemaakt, meesterlijk. En weet je wat, zonder telelens is dit tost behoorlijk knap werk he. Met zo'n lens is het geen moeite hi hi.
    Groet Kees.

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  5. I wonder why they fly at night! Does anyone know?

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  6. Aritha, I have a special place in my heart for the geese. You're right, they are noisy, and their honk is LOUD! I think they are just protective. But it's funny, when I go to the cemetery to visit my parents, they will be still and let me take their picture. They even come very close to me. I love them, and your pictures made my day.

    ~Sheri

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  7. What's good for the goose, is . . . :-)

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  8. I have read that they mate for life. Why they fly at night, I have no idea!

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  9. I know that the grey geese can be snappy and aggressive birds, but your photos are beautiful!

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  10. Looks like it was a beautiful day! Great photos!

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  11. Very exceptional pictures, Aritha! And the quote reminds me that I should go for a walk in nature more often than I do. Hugs from France!

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  12. Lovely photos and the perfect quote. Cheers Diane

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  13. Hele mooie foto's van de Ganzen.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  14. Wonderful photos. I didn't even know that geese fly at night! :)

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  15. Great photos. Have a blessed evening and a wonderful Valentine's Day. Madeline

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  16. Such lovely photographs you've shared.

    All the best Jan

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  17. When I was young, my Mom and Grandmother set me over the baby goslings in the front yard to watch them so they would not get out into the road. It was my job to 'babysit" them. My Mom came out one day and found me asleep with all the goslings crowded around me, snuggled up close, and also asleep. I wish she had taken a picture, but she was too busy to take many pictures, but I remember the story. Our geese were also gray, although the goslings were yellow. So I have a tender spot for geese.

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  18. In answer to your question above birds fly at night because it is cooler than the day and they are are able to dissipate heat more easily.

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