Branta

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I think this will be the last photo of a species of geese before the spring comes, unless I have the chance to capture a nice photo of the lovely swans as they migrate south.

Broken

As all the geese have left it was odd to see a lone goose sitting forlorn on the seaside.

Venturing closer the reason for beingstill here when the test of his kin have flown south was obvious.

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Unable to fly. What could possibly be worse for a bird? Sad, yet a part of the course of life.

Migrating before the winter comes

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Geese are leaving, ever to return back to Finland when the spring comes. Hundreds of thousand birds migrating in the autumn, to spend the winter in a much warmer climate. The trip south can be hazardous, but staying here would mean a certain death. So come the first cold days and nights and the birds somehow know when it is the best moment to go and then its bye-bye Finland.

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For someone who loves birds, it is bittersweet. There will not be much to photograph or look at for many months. For sure there are birds still, but the masses are gone.

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The last of the migrating birds are heading south as the first snow has started to come in midlands and north. Beautiful formations with different species doing different formations, others flying solo.

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