Saturday, December 22, 2012

Coastal BC Birds: Snow Geese

 Snow Geese

Where once I saw a kite buggy dance in Garry Point Park in Steveston, BC, now a pond has appeared. And not just any pond, a landing pad and home for lots of Snow Geese looking for a place to get out of the harsh winter weather up north.
In the golden glow of sunset, it looks like they picked the perfect spot.  Some of these geese look like the dark morph variety.

Bet they had a rude awakening the next morning with about 10 centimetres of snow on the ground. Who knows, they just might take flight and continue south to the Skagit Valley in search of a "warmer" winter home. -- Margy


  1. I love the second picture, are those clouds from the approaching snow storm?

  2. Lots of Snowies, but you have a bunch of Greater White-fronted Geese there also Margy.

  3. Lise - I imagine so. The next morning I woke up to a thick layer outside my hotel window and on top of my car. Fortunately the temperature was warm enough to melt it on the roads so I could get back to Bellingham without any slipping and sliding.

    Paul - Thanks for the bird identification. I wasn't sure.


  4. Wow, there are lots of them! Interesting to see.
    Thanks for dropping by :)


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