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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Monday, 3 March 2014

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

The ancestor of most domestic geese, the greylag is the largest and bulkiest of the wild geese native to the UK and Europe. In many parts of the UK it has been re-established by releasing birds in suitable areas, but the resulting flocks (often mixed with Canada geese) found around gravel pits, lakes and reservoirs all year round in southern Britain tend to be semi-tame and uninspiring. The native birds and wintering flocks found in Scotland retain the special appeal of truly wild geese.





48 comments:

  1. A very noisy if attractive bird.

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  2. Looks stunning, thanks for sharing the information and pic

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  3. Awesome closeups of the goose, Bob!

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  4. Wow what a photos bob i love the look im the eyes
    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Have a wonderful day to you Marijke.

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  5. just love those ropy-looking neck feathers!

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  6. Pedazo de buenos primeros planos, Bob, excelente nitidez.

    Saludos.

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  7. Really nice close-up shots, Bob. So much detail and clarity!

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  8. BEN Alors il est trop beau et il était presque dans les jambes
    BOB
    J'adore de plus en plus tes photos
    bisou

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  9. Cracking images Bob.
    Maybe you should have made the last one clean itself up a bit before taking it's photo?...[;o)

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    1. That one is always eating, stones, grit, etc etc.

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  10. Excellent portraits of this beauty!

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  11. Oh, I forgot to add, I love the Kinks, great song.

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  12. Your photos are incredibly beautiful! Superb!

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  13. I love the design on those neck feathers!! Wow.

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  14. Wild or domestic is very beautiful, Bob ;-)
    Happy Monday.
    a hug.

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  15. Ciekawie i bardzo ładnie układają się jej pióra na na szyi. Pozdrawiam.
    Interesting and very nicely put her pen on the neck. Yours.

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    1. Greylag geese are kind of noisy too Giga.

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  16. I see they have the serrated beaks that I have experienced as greedy swans snatch food (or attempt to snatch my camera) from my fingers.
    Stunning image - thank you.

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  17. Amazing closeups Bob!!Gorgeous photos!!
    Dimi...

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  18. Hola Bob,un magnifico retrato.Un abrazo

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  19. really interesting the rope-like effect of the neck feathers too; great photos again Bob

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  20. inclíble beauty one has achieved in these simple images in composition, I congratulate

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  21. NIce shot. You really managed to get close.

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  22. I love the portraits of Geese you take!

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  23. Beautiful photos Bob.
    So sharp, you can see the teeth.

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  24. Wow! Greylag geese photo is beautiful. What a beautiful head! For me there is no wild geese, mallards only :) I greet

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    1. This Greylag Goose is wild, standing by Cannop Lake, Forest of Dean, honest!!

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  25. Wonderful portrait of the greylag goose, approach with good skarpet and fine details.

    Ottar

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  26. Now now, wipe that mouth and brush the teeth! :D

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  27. Hi Bob,
    One thing's for sure.... I won't share its meal! LOL!!!
    Great portraits again, the last has the best lighting, I think!
    Just brilliant!

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  28. It's beautiful ... and those details, super.

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