Greylag geese - mostly landing. :-)

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Greylag geese - mostly landing. :-)
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So I went to my favorite birding spot yesterday, climbed the steps to a small platform made for observing wildlife, and noticed that the wind was blowing straight in one direction - towards a little lake a bit farther away where a big flock of greylag geese had assembled itself. They were joined regularly by more members, and since I was looking with the wind they landed almost all directly looking at me, so I got quite a collection of landing shots. Here some of them!

Let's start with this shot showing that the geese really had to look out for some free spots in the quite populated lake:

And now for these two bad boys (or gals ... - hard to discern, AFAIK):

This one is giving a fine display of its wings:

The same a few moments later:

Here the whole landing sequence of this goose as a composite, including the two last pics:

A different one with a totally interesting "braking" pose:

And finally some wing flapping after landing and finding ones place in the community:

Now is time for other tasks, like defending the territory against intruders:

And if this is done, up in the air again ...

... for some nice flying, together with two buddies:

All taken yesterday. Enjoy!

Phil

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