The Snow Geese are back at Reelfoot Lake, and the Bald eagles are keeping an eye on them in hopes of acquiring an easy meal. Whenever a lookout detects a threat from an eagle, a call goes out to the rest of the flock, and the Snow Geese take flight.
“If you feel the urge, don’t be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?” ~Will Rogers
13 thoughts on “Stirring up the Snow Geese”
I enjoy watching them and love the sound the flock makes when it takes flight!
Great spot to study Nature I bet! Is that a Snow Goose the eagle killed?
Hard to tell. I never got this pose in clear focus before he took off. There were also other types of geese and ducks in the area.
almost has the colour of a rabbit?
You could be right.
If you can,walk over to the same spot to see if there is any fur? I get the feeling you’ll need chest waders?
This photo was taken near the Mississippi River. We don’t live too close and only go on occasional weekends, so I guess it’s going to have to remain a mystery. Yes, the field was pretty wet and muddy. That seems to attract these birds.
These are gorgeous, Rebecca, I love Snow Geese and Bald Eagles! And don’t you just love the sound when SG take flight, it’s beauty to the ears! Just watch out for any of them flying overhead, lol. 🙂
I absolutely love the sound the snow geese make!!! It does seem to tickle the ears and leave you wanting more. The whole scene leaves you mesmerized 🙂
It does! 🙂
We like to drive down to MacKay Wildlife Refuge in winter to see the Snow Geese and Tundra Swans. It’s an amazing sight (as you know) to see so many. We’d better go soon if we’re going this year, won’t be long before they head home. Thanks for the reminder!
There’s nothing like standing and watching (and listening) to this beautiful sight. I hope you get a chance to go, and share some photos.