One of the birds I was hoping to see again last Friday in the Green Island Wetlands during their migration is the Greater White-fronted Goose. Their breeding grounds are in Alaska, far-northern Canada, and Greenland. And I was not disappointed. Several hundred geese, if not more, rested on the wet fields and near the ponds and puddles left from the snow melt. The Greater White-fronted Geese migrate often in large flocks during the night and I saw many of them taking off during the hour before sunset

All images: Nikon D300s, Sigma 50-500mm / f4.5-6.3 APO DG HSM

I have been closer to the birds than last year but still not close enough to make an image where the bird fills the frame. It just wonderful to see them and hear their distinctive laughing flight call during the short period of time, when they migrate north and rest here along the Mississippi River.