Snow Geese Flock

When we visited Squaw Creek, we were greeted by an enormous flock of snow geese swirling in the sky over the refuge in the predawn light. According to their latest bird count, there were almost a quarter million of them that day. Here’s a couple pics Harland took:

Snow Geese

Snow Geese 2

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Watching huge flocks of Snow Geese swirl down from the sky, amid a cacophony of honking, is a little like standing inside a snow globe. These loud, white-and-black geese can cover the ground in a snowy blanket as they eat their way across fallow cornfields or wetlands. Among them, you might see a dark form with a white head—a color variant called the “Blue Goose.” Snow Geese have skyrocketed in numbers and are now among the most abundant waterfowl on the continent.

Here’s a short video I took:

Have a great day all !



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4 Responses

  1. Jeanne L says:

    That is so fascinating! Thanks for sharing the video. It must be really thrilling to visit there.

  2. Linda B. says:

    Amazing how they can fly in such close proximity to each other and not run into each other. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a treat that had to be!!!! One of these days I’m gonna see that kind of thing for myself.

    Merry Christmas.

  4. Linda says:

    Well, shoot! Now I know where our geese are. I’ve been looking and waiting and looking, and haven’t seen but one V this year. Either they’re dallying, or they’ve moved their flyway.

    Those photos are spectacular. Tell Harland I am filled with admiration for that first one.

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