Thursday, March 20, 2014

Flying by Kansas City

 In March, more than a million snow geese stop at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, on their migration north for the summer.
 Squaw Creek is  located in Mound City, Mo., about two hours north of Kansas City.
My photo pal and I left my house at 6am to try to catch some action.
Most had already left and headed for the fields to eat. During the day, they come back to roost.
A spectacular sight.
ommmm

24 comments:

E. Angelina said...

Whoa! Beautiful.

turquoisemoon said...

E. Angelina, It was amazing!

ellen abbott said...

Wow!

turquoisemoon said...

Ellen, It was a wow! I had never seen anything like it.

Rubye Jack said...

Amazing. Talk about a swarm. I saw two lone geese flying south yesterday and they were beautiful but I don't know about this many all at once. Kind of eerie. Yet cool.

turquoisemoon said...

Rubye, It was beautiful. Nature at her best!

Out on the prairie said...

nice to be so near these snow geese,I have seen a few large flights earlier this week

Introverted Art said...

the last photo is breathtaking.

turquoisemoon said...

Steve, It was cloudy and the ranger said that most would stay in the fields all day. I would have loved to stayed all day to watch them come in towards evening.

Ana, It was amazing...just amazing!

Carolyn said...

Your photography class really paid off! you always took gorgeous pictures ... these are spectacular!

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh my, that looks like something out of Africa. Amazing.

turquoisemoon said...

Carolyn, Thank you! I'm having such a great time. I love it!

Patti, It was amazing. I have "liked" this place on FB. Now I can follow the bird counts. You should see my "likes". National Parks, towns I like, Dog societies, Peta, Cairn societies, Rescue centers, Zen and Buddhist places...hahaha. At least they don't get political...

Susan Alton said...

What amazing nature moments. I would love to witness that many snow geese all at once.

Thank you for your wonderful photos.

turquoisemoon said...

Susan, Can you believe that we missed most of them??? They had already left to head to fields to eat... sheesh!!!

Linda Starr said...

omg how wonderful

turquoisemoon said...

Linda, It was pretty cool...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

That last photo of the flight of birds is very spiritual -- like them all but the last is my favorite -- barbara

turquoisemoon said...

Barbara, Thank you...it was so interesting and fun. The last one just shows how many were there, which I found to be amazing.

Cathy Sherman said...

Great photographs! It was a great time, despite my "flying" (to the ground)and I hope we go back in the fall for the migration south. It was great to see so many types of birds packed into one place.

turquoisemoon said...

Cathy, Yes, you had kind of a rough landing. I had a great time...as usual. I'm just glad you're OK. That really was a bad fall.

Linda said...

Oh MY!!! They are gorgeous!! What fantastic photos too...It must have been even more spectacular live... Thanks for sharing...I love nature..<3

turquoisemoon said...

Linda, Isn't nature amazing!!!

Dee said...

Dear Turquoisemoon, yes, indeed. Spectacular. Peace.

turquoisemoon said...

Dee, Nature is fantastic and spectacular. I felt lucky to see such a sight.