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|Greylag Goose -(Anser anser)- Oie cendrée|
*** My bad this is no Bean Goose, but Greylag Goose...***
Hi there !
this goose was on a nearby isle and decided to join one of her kind on the water... a very noticeable and noisy arrival ! I was surprised by her position, head straight toward the sky and wings fully deployed for airbrakes.
================ FACTS =============================
The Greylag Goose is the species from which most farmyard geese were bred as can be seen by comparing their calls and the size, shape and colour of their bills and feet. In the wild the big deep-based bill, pink or orange is always diagnostic and the pink legs would rule out any species other than Pink-foot. Greylags are also bigger, bulkier and paler than other grey geese. The head, neck, chest, belly, upperwing, underwing and rump can all look conspicuously pale grey, making flight identification relatively easy.
Breeds on boggy moorland, often near water. Winters on flooded grassland, estuaries and arable fields.
Breeds in many areas of north and eastern Europe. Winters in spectacular numbers at many places including Loch Leven (Scotland), Freisland (Holland) and the Coto Donana (Spain).
Source : http://www.birdguides.com/html/vidlib/species/Anser_anser.htm
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- [2006-04-24 14:45]
Excelent foto!Nice catch of this flying goose. Great sharpnes and collours!
- [2006-04-24 16:15]
Excellente prise de vue de canard,la pose est magnifique et l,exposition est parfaite. Félicitations pour les détails et les belles couleurs.
Merci pour l'envoie!
Verysorry you have a wrong ident here for you bird which is a domestic goose have a look at this web site for images of a true bean Goose for comparison http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/bucksbirds/mysite/Pictures/BeanGoose.htm, it appears to be a TOULOUSE GOOSE which is classed as a domesticated species and so not allowed on TN.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask
- [2006-04-25 2:26]
Love the pose, Pascal.
Great capture with sharp details and wonderful composition.
Merci pour l'envoie. : )
Excellent capture! Very nice pose and you've stopped the action nicely, with great DOF.
Hope you don't mind, but I did a quick workshop.