Thursday, 25 July 2013

NatureFootstep: Winged #98

Thursday's theme at NatureFootstep is 'Winged'. For all things with 'wings', but not necessarily 'feathers' (flying insects are welcome!!).

Bar-Headed Goose
Bar-Headed Goose

Bar-Headed Goose 2

Bar-Headed Goose 5


32 comments:

  1. Interesting with different color on the bird beak - is it because of various age? Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thanks Ulla. I think the slight differences in colour on the beaks is due to the different light conditions each shot was taken in.

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  2. what a gentle face. Do you see this geese close to where you live? that would be awesome

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    1. Thanks Kathy. This species is actually native to central and south Asia, but they can be found in other places too. I've seen them in Florida, but all my shots were taken of members of a small resident group at the nearby National Wetlands Centre here in Wales.

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    2. that's cool then, to be able to see the different species, I really like this one

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    3. You'll probably see a few more that you might not be familiar with in the coming weeks :-))

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  3. Awesome close ups of this beautiful goose!

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  4. Such a pretty goose and one I've never seen!

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    1. Thanks Nancy :-)) They are not usually native to the UK, but there's a small resident population at a wetlands habitat about 50 miles from where I live.

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  5. Hm, Never seen this kind before.
    One of the blessing of the internet is getting to know more, see different kinds of amongst others birds.
    Thank you for great shots.
    Have a nice day :)
    Mormor

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    1. Thanks Mormor :-)) They are not common to Europe usually, mostly they are found in central and south Asia.

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  6. So beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird, beautiful drawings in plumage.
    Have a nice summer weekend, Marit.

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  7. Very nice portraits Mitch of this delightfully patterned Goose.

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  8. I like the first photo, she looks pensively pretty. :)

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  9. so beautiful. I spotted one of them 2 weeks ago, But so far out in the lake. It was swimming with Canadian geese. I have a shot good enough to identify the bird but no more. Nice to see your shots.

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    1. Thanks NF :-))

      Perhaps you will get a better chance for a closer shot sometime soon.

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  10. Amazing patterns on this lovely bird. The darker tones round the head are a dramatic contrast with the lighter toned feathers.

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  11. great shots, I took a lot of humming bird photos on vacation. Hope at least one is as good as these.

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    1. Thanks Lynda :-)) I've only ever seen one hummingbird, and I was unprepared for it, so didn't get a photo. They are very fast-moving, so you need a very fast shutter to stop the wing motion (at least that's what I've read). I know you have at least one camera capable of that, so hopefully you'll have got some good shots. I'll look forward to seeing them.

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  12. Beautfull birds! I wish you a great day!

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  13. we have lots of Canadian geese around here but I never get to see them that close up. I like all the little individual markings on its beak and its head.

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    1. These aren't Canada geese, Loretta, it's a different variety and not as commonly seen in the UK. They are native to parts of Asia, but can be seen in other places. There's a small resident colony at the wetlands centre near where I live.

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