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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

The first day, and it was sunny. Maybe that's a good sign. 
I went down to the local lake, not too far, I didn't want go in the car, I had a few too many last night, malt scotch. Anyway, I caught two Barnacle Geese, that was the second time this winter. Lovely. The first shot was with a Canada Goose doing battle, you can guess who was winner.







41 comments:

  1. Bob,it was nice to have some sun today, for a change!

    Great shots, lovely detail...[;o)

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  2. The sun tricked me. It rained again. Posh you are drinking Malt. I meant to buy a Talisker for the winter solstice but forgot....too much Bells.

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  3. Impressive action shots, Bob! I am especially fond of the last photograph, but they all are wonderful. Wishing you a prosperous, happy new year!

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  4. oh, they're so cute! those tiny bills!

    glad you had some sun to welcome in the new year!

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  5. More sunny days like this please. Nice shots Bob. A smart little Goose.

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  6. What a beautiful pictures of the geese Bob, very nice to see.

    Groetjes Tinie

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  7. I hope that sunny weather is a good sign, Bob. Most of your weather is ours too. Beautiful series again. On the first picture the goose looks really angry. Greetings, Joke

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  8. happy new year!

    all the best in 2013!

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  9. Great shots Bob....the light is very nice.

    Greetings, Joop

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  10. What a great last photo Bob, and i hope you have a great 2013.

    peter

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  11. Fantastic shots Bob!!!!
    Good evening
    Crissi

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  12. Wonderful crisp images! These birds are amazing! Happy new year!

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  13. Great shots Bob, nice to see the sun shining on you, happy new year.

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  14. Bob, wonderful shots! Such pretty geese!
    Yahoo, the sun is shinning! It's shinning here too!
    and it's frosty!

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  15. Wow, awesome photos! Well done, Bob!

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  16. Dobrze, że było słonecznie i poszedłeś na spacer po sylwestrowej nocy. Zdjęcia też świetne zrobiłeś. Pozdrawiam.
    Well, it was sunny and went for a walk in New Year's Eve. Pictures did great too. Yours.

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  17. Lovely birds to see Bob...I to had a bit too much to drink last night.
    Have a great 2013.

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  18. Un ave preciosa, todavía no he tenido la suerte de poder velo
    Tese gire con entusiasmo
    Un saludo desde Doña Mencia (córdoba)

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  19. So even with a hangover you are an outstanding photographer. Where doesthat leave the rest of us?

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  20. I agree with Tabor. The walk must have done you good, these are lovely. Happy New Year!

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  21. Fabulous light and stunning details! So glad you got some sunshine!

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  22. Excelentes fotografias....
    Votos de Feliz Ano Novo com muita luz de Esperança por um mundo melhor....
    Cumprimentos

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  23. Oh pretty ladies ! (Bernaches in french) They are lovely and beautiful.
    I wish you an Happy New Year, Bob, with health for realise all the dreams. Thank you for this magic blog.
    Amitiés,
    Nath.

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  24. I didn't know they had such fierce fights!

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  25. Bela dança sobre as águas! Bom ano!
    M. Emília

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  26. spread wings THRILLED me!



    Aloha & Happy New Year wishes
    from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
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    > < 3 3 3 ( ' >

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  27. Must say Bob after scotch you done a great photography...

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  28. magnifique avec les ailes ouvertes

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  29. What another great photos Bob, are so spectacular, the last picture is so beautiful with wings.
    A great day, Irma

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  30. Happy new year 2013 wih birds .

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  31. A new banner for a new year !!!
    Have a good day Bob

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  32. QUEL Plaisir
    de regarder tes photos BOB
    tu es un artiste tu sais un grand bravo encore
    BISE

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  33. BOB BONJOUR
    QUE DE BELLES PHOTOS ENCORE SUR TON BLOG
    un SUPERBE BLOG NATURE
    tu dois être très souvent dehors je pense
    mais c'est un plaisir de passer te voir
    Passe une belle journée

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  34. Lovely photos again Bob. Wishing you a very a happy and Healthy New Year.....the malt whisky sounded very nice :-)

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  35. Awesome Bob!
    I told you I would return :))
    Jajajaa much whiskey ... and then a headache.
    I like Bob Marley.
    a hug.

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  36. Amazing shots Bob. Nice steady hands despite the malt.

    ;>)

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  37. Fantastic shots Bob!I enjoyed waching them!!Just perfect job!!Have a lovely evening!!
    Dimi..

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