Snow Geese Flock

About a mile from our house this morning on my way to work, I was treated to this spectacle:

Wish the quality of the video was better, but I was using my cellphone. A few years back, I got some images and video of them on one of our visits to Squaw Creek over in Missouri:



Snow geese winter in the US and Mexico, and summer up in Canada, Alaska, and Greenland.

We see large flocks of them in our neck of the woods in the late winter/early spring. They spend their days eating waste corn in the cornfields, or loafing on area lakes. The other evening, there was a large flock of them behind our barn. I suspect they are already thinking about migrating back north for the breeding season. For us, seeing them means that spring can’t be too far away.

 Do you see snow geese where you live?

Click HERE and HERE, to see more of my pics and video of snow geese.



Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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13 Responses

  1. Pam says:

    Can you imagine how long the V would be if they managed to get everyone in formation! That’s going to be a lot of goose fertilizer for that farm. Is it as acidic as chicken poop? Beautiful birds.

  2. Lorraine says:

    I have only seen Canadian geese. Snow geese are beautiful. I understand they mate for life. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Candace says:

    My Goodness that was amazing! I have never seen anything like it. I live in western Colorado and we see Bald Eagles in the winter near the Colorado river and we see small groups of Canada Geese but nothing like that. Have you seen the Sand Hill Cranes? I would like to go to South Dakota to see their migration.

  4. Carol says:

    Wow how amazing Suzanne. I am not familiar with snow geese, I appreciate you filming these beautiful birds for us to see. Thanks for all the beauty we see through your eyes, your posts are appreciated and enjoyed!

  5. Oh. My. God!!! Girl, do you know how lucky you are to see this???? Never seen so many in one place — yet. I’m astonished.

  6. Glenda says:

    I’ve seen small flocks here in MO feeding in cornfields. That was one massive flyover you recorded there Suzanne!

  7. Kim says:

    I live in St. Albert and work in Edmonton and this week on my drive home I saw several large flocks of Geese flying over the city. I have never seen geese around here this time of year before, so I wondered if I was mistaken. Then I saw a post about the snow geese and reasised that was what I had seen. Is it not a tad early, even for them?

  8. Linda says:

    We have lots of geese here in Texas over the winter. Their location varies, of course, depending on what’s in the fields, where there’s water, and so on. On my way home from Thanksgiving in the hill country, I came across some huge flocks. There had to have been thousands of birds, and perhaps even hundreds of thousands. I wasn’t skilled enough with my new camera to get many photos, but here’s one. Although it shows snow geese, we also get Canadians.

  9. Debbie Chapman says:

    Beautiful! That must be a awe inspiring sight!

  10. Jeanne L says:

    The snow geese are so impressive! I love the sound of them! Our PBS station here in Oregon uses a video of them for an intro to a favorite program of ours! That was a huge flock you got to see!

  11. Shannon says:

    That’s an amazing video! I really enjoyed watching it. I like your blog!

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