Mom and Baby Goslings

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I am writing this in regards to Photography. I am a photographer and sell on line as well. I see so many changes in how people are manipulating the most beautiful things in the world . Nature! I am what you call a Naturalist! I like it that way. I might not sell as many photos as the ones that are manipulated or as fancy as some that use expensive programs, but I bring out the true meaning of Natural in Nature. I like to share the things that  mean the  most to me. That would be  animals of any sort ,wildlife and beautiful landscapes.Perhaps I am a believer in the art of photography rather than the art of images.

So, Here are some captures of Geese and babies that I have been watching for the last couple of weeks. The are growing up so fast!  Hope you enjoy!! and Love 🙂 Thanks for Looking!

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Also here are some Geese Facts 🙂 

A goose is a medium to large sized bird found in Europe, Asia and North America. There are around 29 known species of geese around the world including Canadian geese and Snowy geese.Geese mate and build their nests in order to raise their baby geese (known as goslings) in the north during the warmer summer months and the geese then migrate south in the winter to the warmer climates when the baby geese are strong enough to fly.

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Geese tend to have the same mating partners for their entire lives, and if not all of it then most of it. The bond between male and female geese partners is very strong and they will often spend most of their time together with both the male goose and the female goose building the nest and raising their young.Geese are omnivorous birds but mainly feed on insects, grubs, small fish and plankton in the water. Geese spend a great deal of time on the water and have special adaptations such as webbed feet which make their aquatic life easier.

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Geese have a number of natural predators although, due to the size and strength of a goose, predatory animals don’t always have an easy time if they fancy goose for dinner. The main predators of the goose are foxes, wild dogs, raccoons and birds that predominately prey on the goose eggs and newborn baby geese. Humans are among one of the most common predators of geese, as geese are hunted all around the world for their meat and feathers.

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Geese are strong and hardy birds and are known to get to old ages, even in the wild. The average lifespan of a goose is between 20 and 30 years but a number of geese individuals have been known to live for much longer.Geese are known to have extremely strong wings as they migrate long distances every year to the warmer climates. Due to the fact that the wingspan of a goose is so large (normally one and half times the size of the goose’s body), and the wings of the goose are so strong, a goose is known to be able to inflict severe damage to humans should it become threatened or annoyed!

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Not only do geese flap their wings to intimidate unwanted company, but they are also known to make a loud hissing noise. If these methods of defence fail, it is not uncommon for a goose to simply charge at the intruder hissing and flapping it’s wings all at the same time.

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“Mississippi Kite” Raptors Rare Moment Caught

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My Picture of the Day!! A rare  moment in my yard. We were outside doing gardening and we heard this weird sounding birds. We looked up in the trees and there they were. Two large birds that we did not know or ever seen before. Sent pictures to Wildlife Bird Sanctuary here in Missouri via Facebook. They gave me  a name “Mississippi Kites” Not common in this area. So , exciting for me that I captured this rare moment with them. They are Beautiful!! They are here to Mate. The pictures show that they are madly in Love LOL 🙂           I was Lucky today!!                                                

  A Kite is a Raptor . It is in the Hawk Family . 

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mississippi_Kite/id

Thank you!!!! Wild Bird Sanctuary of Missouri

http://www.worldbirdsanctuary.org

Beautiful Eagles

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My favorite time of the year to take photos of these birds is January through March. This are taking at Alton, Ill. and Grafton, Ill. That is were they migrate for the winter. This winter it was a mild winter, but they were still very active.

This is a Juvenile Eagle.

The Wren Baby Birds

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        I was blessed last summer with taking of 2 wildlife families.The first one … I walked out to find the nest fallen down by the gutter and no mom to be found:( So I got out the computer and looked up a phone number and  called the wildlife bird sanctuary to find out how to take care of them. It was work but so worth it. They did live and fly off . How proud I was “A Mama’s babies all grown up. So I thought I would share these moments with you. I am looking for the pictures of them grown up. Stay tuned!! I hope I can find them:)  Look at those mouths and those little beaks !!  ENJOY I sure did.

PLEASE CLICK  ON PICTURES  TO ENLARGE TO LOOK AT THOSE CUTIES! IF YOU ENJOY PLEASE COMMENT:) 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“That little bird has chosen his shelter. Above it are the stars and the deep heaven of worlds. Yet he is rocking himself to sleep without caring for tomorrow’s lodging, calmly clinging to his little twig, and leaving God to think for him.” ~UnKnown