Month of Squares

Past Squares #5

October Squares: Past Squares

Lines of Snow Geese at Sunset

The birds are flying to roost at dusk during autumn migration. Photographed at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, a staging area for wildfowl on autumn migration. A little known wildlife spectacle.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Lines Squares Month and is my day 5 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

15 replies on “Past Squares #5”

In the late 1990s I estimated one flock of Snow Geese at 33,000 birds and was happy that the estimate was fairly accurate having learned to count birds in groups of 1 thousand when I spent several winters surveying a winter gull roost in southern Cheshire.

wow that’s a lot of birds. MrB is quite good at counting large flocks, but he hasn’t got to counting the stage of 1 thousand groups just yet.

The flocks at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan could be bigger these days. I’ve seen reports of 400,000 wildfowl and 75,000 Sandhill Cranes. The birds traditionally staging around the Quill Lakes could have moved to Last Mountain Lake as the water levels in the Quill Lakes is massively up since I lived in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan has a very low population so there is a lot of almost unknown wildlife spectacles. I’ve only ever seen one TV clip of the Snow Geese staging on autumn migration.

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