Sunday, November 19, 2006

Snow geese wintering in New Mexico

I felt like I was in a National Geographic film. Never have I seen so many birds in one place at one time. The sound was incredible. Hundreds of birds. What you see in my lens is but a portion of what I could see at one time. They are to my right and left as well.

They winter in New Mexico at Bosque del Apache. I want to go there again! I could stay all day. The weather was nice. They were having the Festival of the Crane event and it was really nice. Lots of people were there and there were educational booths which is where I got some of the photos below.

When we walked down the ramp to the water I started to cry. The sight and the sound was such that I was momentarily overwhelmed. I had no expectations and so to set eyes upon all these birds. It was awesome. A Japanese guy (with a very fine camera lens) saw me and he moved and gave me his place to take photographs. I was all weepy and got a good photography location to boot.


Christina said...

The Birds...The Birds!!

They are lovely! Great picture!!

Lately, we have seen the hundreds and hundreds of birds sitting on power lines and congregated on buildings. They look like they are plotting something....


kim said...

Wow, what fantastic photos! You really have an excellent eye!

We have thousands of Canadian Geese hanging around here right now. We saw them take a 'test flight' and had hundreds fly right over our heads the other day.

But nothing like your thousands of geese there. You have multi-thousands there, I'm sure of it.

yrautca said...

Oh wow. For a second I thought it was an artificially created visual effect. It is stunning no doubt.

Liliana said...

Thanks you guys. I found a friend who also is a taker of pictures and we might go back there together. Boy, I'd like to get a shot at dusk! I heard they all fly up at once to roost for the night. Wouldn't that be a sight to see.