One Million Plus
Awarded Second Place in the "Nature Category" n4c.us in March 2013, submitted through the Omaha Camera Club.
Went down to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge yesterday......lots to see!
These are Canadian Geese, there were over six hundred trumpeter swans too....
Just before the mass lift-off there seems to be a lot of discussion in the pond about just that......then from almost total silence they start and it sounds like a freight train coming toward you, the sky goes dim and all you hear is the birds wings flapping, totally astonishing.
Its forty degrees out and the wind is out of the south at ten to twenty MPH.
So we got two goose bombs to the windshield that was the extent of the crap.......literally, i too though it would be everywhere. Also there were no impact deaths from inflight collisions...on our part of the lake, the carnage is laying all over the place though, some caused impact craters two feet in diameter, surely would have killed a human on impact.....in all my years flying thats the scariest thing to go through, a bird strike.
Have a great day!
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