Thursday, February 26, 2015

Country Fence ~ City Fence


I was driving to our neighboring town a couple of weeks ago and saw all this white on the pond, or some say lake.  There was a gravel road just off the highway so I turned down the lane and stopped to get a better look.


Zooming in I could easily see there were hundreds of various geese on the water, on the ground, and in the air waiting to land. 
 

If you look closely, you can see a fence in the background of these shots and the next one. 

I wasn't there long and didn't even get out of my car, but it must have been enough to scare them off.  And away they flew!

                               

I was really excited when I realized there were Trumpeter Swans in the group.  I also spotted Canadian Geese, Snow Geese, Mallards, and Greater White-fronted Geese.  If I have a name wrong, please correct me.  These aren't very good shots, but it was a fun sighting and I was very happy to get to see the Trumpeter Swans! 
                                                                    

Just in case it was too hard to find the country fence, I'll share a city fence, too.  I liked the stone and wrought iron combination and I really love the gingerbread on the porch.

Linking to Theresa's Good Fences 

Happy Thursday to you!
xo Cheryl

31 comments:

  1. How wonderful you stopped to see what the 'white' was on the lake. So many birds and quite variety. Love the red brick house and the iron railing,

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  2. What a glorious sight indeed. Just beautiful. I love when nature sneaks up on you like that. The fence is also very interesting.

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  3. Oh I love that flying escaping geese photo. Hug B

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  4. Hello Cheryl, I love your Snow geese images. It is always neat to see these big flocks.. A lovely sight..I found the fences too. Great shots..Enjoy your day!

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  5. i love seeing all the birds flying off ... very cool. pretty!! you need some green. looks so winter blah. i am really craving some spring green weather. ( :

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  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! What a lucky sight to see... and us lucky that you had a camera! Amazing! And, you know I enjoyed the "city" fence. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  7. i like that last fence and the beautiful old home behind it. awesome to see all those birds together in one place, i am betting when they took flight their was a lot of honking noise going on. i have never been blessed to see that many of these birds

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  8. Morning, oh my, love the pictures of the geese and beautiful swans, great pictures.Blessings Francine.

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  9. What a wonderful sighting...all of those beautiful birds, including the trumpeter swans!!
    I like your charming city fence.

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  10. what a great mixed flock!!! so cool! i'd be very excited, too. loved the city place, too. very pretty! thanks, cheryl!

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  11. Great sighting! I swear all you have to do is breathe and those birds hear you...I always scare them off. Have a great day!

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  12. I finally spotted the country fence...lol.do I get a prize? Those are gerat pictures. I can almost hear that flock and all their noises. Great city fence, too. xo Diana

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  13. good Morning Cheryl.
    I'm guessing this was truly a gorgeous sight to see....I would have been so excited that I would have missed some of these shots. Great pics.
    Stay warm ....it's sure cold here in Texas

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  14. I think you did well considering the distance. Great shots and love the fence!

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  15. Love all the birds, great capture!! I've always like stone and wrought fences as well...pretty!
    hugs!
    Marie

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  16. This last fence somehow reminds me of the Dickens era! I would have a ball trying to identify all those birds! I think they must have just migrated back maybe

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  17. Aw Cheryl, what an awesome sight you were blessed to see and capture. Just beautiful and I am glad you went to investigate so we could see also.

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  18. Great pics! Love both kinds of fence!

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  19. Wow, those are some awesome captures, Cheryl! Great fences :)

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  20. Beautiful finds. The geese sighting was a special blessing.

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  21. I sure am waiting to see ponds full of geese this spring.I love those sights and even the sounds.

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  22. Such a great find you came upon Cheryl! Love the swans!

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  23. oh my, oh my, oh my!! So *that's* where "my" Swans went to?! :) Isn't it thrilling to see them? I really miss seeing them on our weekly visits to Audrain Co. Absolutely beautiful pictures, all of them. Stay warm and safe!! -Tammy

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  24. Forget the city fence... I love the country one!!!!! Loved seeing all of those water birdies.... NEAT.... Bet you were thrilled to see them.. WOW.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  25. how cool that must have been to see all those geese on the pond. the swans are so beautiful.

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  26. Wow that was a great scene! I spied some Mallard Ducks too. They must be on the move maybe they know something we don't about spring:)

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  27. The geese shots are pretty amazing. Love them.

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  28. Great shots , what a treat to see trumpeter swans !

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  29. Love your pics of all the swans and geese and birds. great shots indeed!

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