|Barnacle Goose - note that there is no vehicle on the road.|
I quickly scanned the nearest flock of Geese, but did not see the Barnacle Goose, so I continued walking west then turned right to get the sun behind me and began scoping the flock near the turn around. It took one sweep and I was on the bird. I wanted a documentation shot, so I digiscoped the bird and then moved in a little closer to study and record the bands that were visible. (note: that the first digiscoped shot of the Barnacle Goose does not show any automobiles on the road - this is important and you will understand why as you read on).
|Note the parked vehicle in the road and the reaction of the Geese - they are alert.|
|Vehicle no longer there as the car backed up note the direction the flock is taking.|
|Barnacle Goose lifting off - the band on the left leg seem to indicate VUB.|
|Barnacle Goose in flight.|
Tags: Birding, Barnacle Goose