I decided that I had to get out of the house and find something to photograph. So I came back with three images for today. We went down to the river looking for eagles and only found one sitting high in the tree. Got lots of eagle pictures sitting in a tree. 🙂
So went by Bee Branch and found hundreds if not thousands of geese. It was like an airport with arrivals and departures happening simultaneously. I was lucky enough to capture this pair as they took off into the warm soft light of the setting sun.
I had the Nikon 200-500mm lens so I couldn’t get the full area of all the birds but this will give you an idea of the number of geese in the water and a few ducks participated as well.
Watched this little Mallard trying to catch a fish. 🙂
Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in my career. I have stepped down as the head of the HR department and reduced my work schedule to two days a week. We’ll see how that works for both me and the organization. If I can continue to provide value, then I would enjoy continuing on some schedule similar to this. Time will tell.
Thanks for stopping by the blog.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
Wonderful images and best of luck on your new venture.
You are very kind. Thank you. It will be an exciting venture for me. Wishing you a wonderful New Year and thank you for following my blog. Best!
Lovely photo of the pair and cool shot of the group. Best wishes with your new work arrangement and for 2018!
Thank you Ellen. I’m really looking forward to it. 🙂
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I do not know where Bee Branch is, but what an awesome amount of birds!! Did these all stay behind in migration??? I am sure the weather has fooled them to a certain extent this year. We drove by a golf course a couple days ago and it was flooded by canadian geese all over, pond and otherwise. I cannot imagine what they are going to do if they stay around. Tourists do not like to play golf in goose poop!! We live in Sun City Az in the winter and it is to be 73 or so today…so they found the right weather here.
Hi Holly The Bee Branch Creek Restoration involved replacing almost one-mile of storm sewer with a creek and floodplain that resembles the one that traversed the area approximately 100 years ago. This “daylighting” of the buried Bee Branch Creek allows stormwater from flash floods to safely move through the area without flooding adjacent properties. It is a beautiful addition to the community and a great recreational area.
There is generally a large population of geese that remain in Dubuque but I have never seen so many in one place at one time. 🙂
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