Just arrived home from our afternoon walkies when I heard the unmistakeable sound of geese. As my garden is surrounded by high trees with just a few gaps I waited patiently so see whether they would come in to view. Whilst waiting I took the pocket Nikon out to try my first attempt at any sort of bird flight shot with it. As it is auto focus only and will not take a photo unless it thinks it is in focus I didn't hold out much hopes, especially when trying to get a distant subject in view on the LCD screen. The geese weren't very loud and I only expected to see the usual group of half a dozen or so. Unfortunately while they initially appeared to be heading towards me the group suddenly turned to the North going away from me but did at least come in view long enough for a couple of shots at maximum zoom:
Too far away to identify which type of geese but pleased to get the first flight shots of any sort with the Nikon. BTW if I had been guessing at the total number I would have said 30 or so but a quick count showed there to be over 50 birds in this group.
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