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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Red-legged Partridge. And the Smew by David Key on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Greylag Goose eating [the cud] Anser anser

Greylag geese are easily seen in lowland areas of the UK all year, sometimes even in suburban parks with lakes but especially on low-lying grassy fields in river valleys. Wild ones, however, are found mostly north of the Solway and can be seen at RSPB nature reserves such as Mersehead (Dumfries & Galloway), Vane Farm (Fife) and Loch of Strathbeg (Grampian) from September to April. Wild breeding greylags can be found at Forsinard (Caithnes & Sutherland)










54 comments:

  1. so beautiful! i love the way the feathers form lines on his neck.

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  2. Beautiful photos of this goose, Bob.
    Happy Easter.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thanks Irma, and have a holiday too.

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  3. Questi primi piani sono eccezionali, bello vedere anche l'erba e le margherite nel contesto della foto….complimenti Bob!

    Buona Pasqua a te e a tutta la tua famiglia! Cri : )

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  4. Awesome close ups of the goose. I wish you a Happy Easter!

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  5. A nice selection Bob. Cracking shots.

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  6. Great intent shots of that goose Bob.
    Loving the lay of the land in the photo too .
    So very cool that you can see the ridges inside his beak that he uses for pulling the grass.
    Wishing you and your son a lovely holiday.

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    1. Thanks Willow, and your thoughts of my son, I tell him next time I see him.

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  7. Fantásticas geografias Bob como sempre. Hoje, estou rodeadas de bonitos patos aqui onde estou a passar a Páscoa
    Que a sua Páscoa seja alegre
    Beijinho

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  8. These are really beautiful pictures, great shots.

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  9. Lieber Bob,
    ich finde die Graugänse einfach herrlich.
    Man sieht, dass sie sehr gern Gänseblümchen mögen.
    Ein schönes Osterfest wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  10. Cette oie est surprise en plein repas ; c'est instructif d'observer son bec ! Bonne soirée

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  11. Good evening Bob,

    Thanks for your nice comments on my blog and you have this nice Goose photographed while he was eating!
    How cool that we have been hahahahaha mine doing the same Geese tumble to their heart's content and yours eat to your hearts content!
    Happy Easter and kind regards,
    Annie

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  12. Beautiful images of this goose, Bob :-)

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  13. They are beautiful if very noisy.

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    1. Not as bad as the Canada goose Adrian.

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  14. Great pictures of this Goose among flowers.. Happy easter..

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  15. There's always such amazing detail in your images. Happy Easter to you and yours, Bob.

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  16. Bob, good ones! I should get one of those for the dandelions in my yard!

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  17. Hola Bob,bellas tomas.Un abrazo y feliz domingo

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  18. Bob, amazing closeup shots of the goose! Well done! Thank you for linking up to my critter party. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter!

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  19. bOB JE LAAT MIJ IEDERE KEER WEER VERSTELD STAAN WAT PRACHTEG VOORAL DE DERDE FOTO DIE IS BRILJANT.

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  20. WONDERFUL series. In the fifth shot down, it looked (for a moment) as if a spider had been added to breakfast. Happy Easter.

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  21. Again, a set of wonderful photos.........great work.

    peter

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  22. Oh my!!! The detail and colors you have captured of this goose is incredible!!

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  23. Including the spring flowers makes it so spring! how did they know that gray and orange go so well together?

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  24. fantastic Bob; like I've opened a two-page spread on my monitor for each single photo of yours

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  25. Very nice and close view, great details.

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  26. Oh sweet sweet face ! Lovely goose, for us, in french, she is "oie cendrée", Your photos are wonderful !
    I wish you an Happy Easter Bob !

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  27. Amazing photos - the details and those rows of what look like teeth! Wow. Fab Photos!!

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  28. Wonderfull fotos Have a Nice sunday Easter

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  29. Bob, they do a good lawn mowing job, if rather messy and a little noisy at times...lol. You've got some excellent close-up images here...[;o)

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    1. But, they aren't as noisy as the Canada Geese Trevor.

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  30. Fantastic series, Bob. The flowers are a really bonus to your pictures. I love geese. Happy Easter. Greetings, Joke

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    1. Thanks Joke, have an excellent holiday.

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  31. Beautiful colours , love these !
    Have a nice sunday ....

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  32. Wow, I am so close to a geese right now.

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  33. Wow!!Amazing shots Bob!!Beautiful goose!!
    Happy Easter!!Enjoy!!
    Dimi...

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  34. Bob, wow, awesome photos! These flowers are called in German "Gaensebluemchen" - and "Gaense" are Geese, and "Bluemchen" are little flowers. So you see, your geese feed on geese flowers! :-) HAPPY weekend dear friend! :-)

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    1. Thanks for the info, have a lovely weekend.

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  35. Superbes photos !!
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    ❀ ✿ ❁ JOYEUSES FÊTES DE PÂQUES ❀ ✿ ❁
    Bisous Lolo

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  36. Hello Bob!
    Your portraits are spectacular!
    This is one species where you can really see teeth remnants!
    It goes to show how some dinosaurs had a full set of teeth and how it is great that humans were not living when they were roaming around! LOL!!
    Enjoy your sunday!

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  37. BOB bonjour elles ont splendides tes photos bise et bonnes fêtes

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  38. terrific bird photos my friend!

    hope you're enjoying your easter.

    happy easter! x

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    1. Thanks Betty. And the large fried eggs, awesome.

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  39. I love geese, and I love these close-ups!

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  40. HI Bob Love these Geese. Fantastic close ups as usual

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