Monochrome Madness 2 44/52 Late Afternoon Merced Marsh

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My friend Dali and I went out to Merced National Wildlife Refuge last week-end and found oh, so many Snow Geese, and some Lesser Sandhill Cranes along with the usual suspects.  We were photographing some of the Snow Geese and other birds in the nearest marsh when all of the sudden the noise level escalated and the birds took to the air!

The squawking, screeching, quacking, and honking was so loud you couldn’t hear yourself speak!  It was pretty neat to see and hear. We’re not sure but, we think a Hawk, or Coyote spooked them.

This is my entry to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2. To check out all the entries this week click here.

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 200-500mm VR| Delkin Devices Digital Film| PS CC 2015 & On1 Photo 10

More to come…

37 thoughts on “Monochrome Madness 2 44/52 Late Afternoon Merced Marsh

    1. Thank you so much Melissa! I’m glad you can hear them! The noise was incredible. I’ve read reports they’re starting to leave for the North. It’s sad to see or hear about them leaving, but I do enjoy the anticipation of having them return in the winter.

          1. Isn’t it? Of course at the moment I am struggling to reduce a wild skein of yarn into a well-behaved ball, but that is another story 🙂
            I’m excited you are seeing eagles. Yay!

            1. You can let your mind wander and not drop a stitch? You’re amazing! Best of luck with the scarf. Picture when done please! Is a mobius scarf anything like an infinity scarf? I’ll have to look it up. 🙂

            2. Yes, it is an infinity scarf. I think they are pretty cool and the book I found has some wonderful patterns in it. I will definitely share pictures when I get one done 🙂

            3. Scarves are classic pieces in the wardrobe. I’ll wear them forever. My oldest scarf is a small square one I wear tied around my neck. I got it as a birthday present when I was 14 from my teacher in church. It’s one of my treasures. 🙂 That scarf started my love affair with them.

  1. I absolutely love a field of geese taking flight, their noise is deafening and almost surreal! 🙂 To watch them swirl in the sky and then reland is just as fun! Just watch out if their swirling over your head! heehee

    1. Thank you so much Dan! They’re amazing creatures. Seeing them all take off, or coming in for a fly-in is breathtaking. When they’re swooping around their landing site and the sun hits their wings just right is another favorite sight of mine.

      1. I’ve seen this with geese here in the tobacco fields, but I’ve never been able to get a good picture. I have one of some birds taking flight there, but snapped quickly form my car. This is beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much Jill! Your imagination is right! Add the wings en masse lifting out of the water to the noise. I forgot to mention that. It’s pretty neat. Geese have got to be the chattiest, noisiest bird! 🙂

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