Sunday, March 08, 2009

Aleutian Geese

Spring Migration

The Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge opened its gates at 6 a.m. this weekend to allow the public to watch thousands of geese wake up and take off on their way north. There are up to 90,000 geese that come through Humboldt County on the Pacific Flyway, an "aerial highway" used during migration. That's a far cry from their status in the early 1970s when they were on the brink of extinction.

Both days were beautiful--but today, Sunday, the clouds reflecting off the water during sunrise made for some fabulous photo ops.

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