Tuesday, February 5, 2013

On the way to Paris....

We decided to run to the Super Walmart in Paris...I did not ask to drive through the strip pits on the way...just thought we would go on and get our bit of shopping done.  Instead, half way through the drive there...we saw all these birds.

You cannot tell much from this photo, but there were snow geese, white-fronted geese, and regular Canadian geese.  We did a little detour to try to get closer to them....no luck.  Just slowed us down.  But still worth the effort.

So we go on and even though we didn't have a lot to get, it seemed to take forever before we headed home.  It had started to warm up a bit by then...we get back near the strip pits and we could see line after line of geese in the distance.  So Roger sped up...still did not get very close to them, but we could see some were actually going to the main big old strip pit.  So we cut through to them...we were at the one end of the strip pits, and down towards the other end, this is some of what we saw.


Again, snow geese, and even though they are the only ones that really show up, Roger was looking through his spotting scope and there were also the white-fronted geese and Canadian geese.  Plus, though there are none here in my photos, there were a few swans.
We were thrilled to see all of these...last year there were several snow geese and white fronted geese out there, but the snow geese were in an even worse place to view.

Maybe one day there will be as many of them as there used to be of the Canadian Geese...take a look at this old post from 2009.  I have not seen that many geese out there since then.  Be sure to click in enlarge the views.
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Just have to leave you with this latest video of Simon's cat...


15 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

The bird migration routes must change a lot from year to year. They seem to here. Food in the Arctic is said to be scarce this year and that is causing some of this year's changes. Large congregations of geese and ducks always amaze me!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! Loved Simon's cat. :)

Sandra said...

that is a LOT of geese and I bet they were NOISY and LOUD... i did not know walmart has gone to France... LOL Paris shopping for Rose

Linda Gross said...

What wonderful photographs of the snow geese, especially those photographs on your way back home!

Mary said...

Wonderful! Now you know how I feel when I see the huge flocks down here. Aren't they amazing in such large numbers? They must be heading north again. I guess we should go over and check in Henderson and see if they are still around here. I love Simon's Cat. I like your title...."On the way to Paris..." has such a nice ring :-)

don said...

The larger view of these bird shots improves what we can see very much. Amazing number of geese.

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---you made a long long trip going all of the way to FRANCE to visit Walmart... ha ha ha....

Glad you saw all of the birds... WOW--those are huge bunches...

Love Simon's Cat.

Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

Holy cow, that's a lot of birds!

Ginny said...

I LOVE the Simon's Cat, it is one I haven't seen. So many birds. The geese seem to be taking over here, but only the Canada ones. They have made the hunting laws more lax because of it. too bad...

Montanagirl said...

Wow, that's a lot of geese! How fun for you to get to see them!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What an amazing sight that had to be, to experience! Yes, it would be wonderful if their numbers were equivalent to the Canadian Geese.

~Lindy

Judy said...

Wow, that's a lot of birds! That's a cute video!

George said...

That is a lot of geese. You got some wonderful pictures of them all.

Marie said...

Oh how wonderful! I love all the geese in your photos. It must have been exciting to see them!

Simon's Cat is always the BEST! :-)

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

That Simon's Cat is hysterical and for those of us who have big cats using them as climbing poles, it is very familiar!

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and life.

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