Quackers and honkers: they're returning

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Although winter seems never ending this year, the forces of nature are at work nevertheless.
It is the time that the various sorts of ducks and gees are returning from wintering down south.
Last night I went for a ride to a migration corridor not far from here. Feel like coming along?

The migration corridor is near the Saint Lawrence river, where spring high water floods the fields. Lots of large birds in the sky

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Here is a flight, coming in for the night.
Overflying and scouting the landing area:

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Banking hard:

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Final turn:

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Final approach:

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The sun has set as darkness approaches. Time to go back home.

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These are wonderful, Frits. I always look forward to your posts. My favorites are the "final turn" and the last one.
 
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....Last night I went for a ride to a migration corridor not far from here. Feel like coming along?

The migration corridor is near the Saint Lawrence river, where spring high water floods the fields. Lots of large birds in the sky
...as a matter of fact I do! How about around 10-12 June? :wink:

I've just about talked myself into buying a Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 for the occasion.

I liked the next to lask shot. Like a squadron of planes landing; don't you think?

Rich
 
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...as a matter of fact I do! How about around 10-12 June? :wink:

I've just about talked myself into buying a Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 for the occasion.

I liked the next to lask shot. Like a squadron of planes landing; don't you think?

Rich
Good stuff Rich! I suspect that this area will be vacated at that time though, it is just a stop over during migration - but we'll find something else!
I was thinking of you with this sequence: nice carrier pattern, isn't it?
 

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