Monday, 1 June 2009

Magpie Geese

Magpie Geese have returned to our area after a short absence. These took to flight showing just how long and graceful their wings are.



Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)





Found this Magpie Goose while looking for a Jacana known to always be at this lagoon. The Jacana was there but unfortunately too far away for a photo.

11 comments:

mick said...

Beautiful birds and great photos - especially like the in-flight photos!

Neil said...

Thanks Mick glad you like them.

gwendolen said...

Lovely series Neil. I hope the Jacana will come closer next time.

Neil said...

Thanks Gwendolen
I will keep trying for the Jacana.

yen said...

the flight shot is very good. the best part was the random flight patern

Kelly said...

...wow...what a cool-looking bird. He almost seems to have a bit of a Turkey Vulture face. Love the flight photos...

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Interesting looking bird, these geese. Those flight shots are just fantastic!

MaineBirder said...

That's an interesting Goose species. Excellent photos!

Neil said...

Thanks Yen,Kelly, Bob & cynthia and MaineBirder for all your comments.

Larry Jordan said...

Great in flight captures Neil! I love seeing these birds that I have never even heard of. It's like birding around the world without leaving home!

Neil said...

Thanks Larry
Its a good way to see what is around in the comfort of your own home.