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photoblog image Stray Birds

Stray Birds

More geese on the river.

Notice the difference between low tide and high tide.

 

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Stray Birds

More geese on the river.

Notice the difference between low tide and high tide.

 

photoblog image IMG_4108.JPG

 

photoblog image IMG_4041autocon.JPG

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 21 Mar 2018, 01:07
Oh...yes...more water at the time we call High Tide!


Mud-loving Geeses.
Mary MacADNski: Some days they are there at high tide.
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 21 Mar 2018, 01:10
amazing images
Mary MacADNski: Thank you. They are commonplace on my commute.
Very nice pics - look at all those birds!
I enjoyed the folk song!
Mary MacADNski: Rose Cousins, the singer, is an Islander. I love her work.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 21 Mar 2018, 06:25
The low tide shot shows how much there must be down there for them to eat
Mary MacADNski: They don't eat there but roost there. They eat from the numerous grain fields that have both spilled grain and unwanted weeds (grass). These geese are vegetarian.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2018, 06:27
I love birding at low-tide, Mary
Mary MacADNski: It is a fine thing to do. I agree but better in summer rather than stopping the car for a few minutes in winter.
I suppose with low AND high tide the geese can have their cake and eat it, too, Mary?? smile
Mary MacADNski: They do roos there in high tide too but were probably out grazing.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Mar 2018, 08:03
They look as if they own the place.
Mary MacADNski: There are sometimes several hundred here. I have shown other winters, photos of the huge mob of them.
Another super trio of pictures, that tide certainly covers a big area when it's in.
Mary MacADNski: This is a tributary into the greater river ahead.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Mar 2018, 12:18
Is this the time of year that the geese start flying all over the place?? Fascinating to see how the tide comes in and goes out.
Mary MacADNski: They used to migrate spring and fall but we now have a lot that stay the winter. These would be winter stayers.
They clearly make the most of low tide
Mary MacADNski: They sleep and preen here, probably just back from foraging grass and grain.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Mar 2018, 17:42
They certainly appreciate the mud/sand exposed when the tide goes out.
Mary MacADNski: They preen and rest here a lot of the time at any tide.
they look quite well built and somewhat heavy, Mary. do mind that i know next to nothing of birds species.
Mary MacADNski: They are a heavy bird and hunted for meat. There is a huge overabundance of them so hunting is of little consequence.
That tide really goes out!
Mary MacADNski: Thart is common in our part of the world - large tides.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Mar 2018, 19:32
That comparison is quite interesting. We have similar places along our shores - during low tide one can dig around for bait - e.g. some of the sea worms, really excite the fish.

When the geese roost here, there must be some crustaceans after the poo, when the water run in on high tide.
Mary MacADNski: There are fish, cultivated mussels and oysters in this waterway. I have shown collectors for mussels here in years past.
They are really many, yes the difference is remarkable

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