Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Bosque del Apache - Geese
Bosque del Apache is known for having thousands of white Snow Geese and Ross's Geese during the winter. These geese tend to stay in very large flocks.
Flock of geese floating on one of the refuge ponds
Geese in flight
Awaiting dawn at the "Flight Deck" pond
Before dawn, a large flock of geese flew in from a nearby pond to join the group in front of us.
Soon after dawn, the "mass ascension" began as the geese left the pond in search of food.
A large flock feeding in one of the refuge fields
Another mass lift-off of geese