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Snow Geese

Chen caerulescens


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. - The Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Backwaters of the Mississippi River above the dam at Fulton.


Hundreds of snow geese mesmerized us as we watched them descend from very high altitudes. Luckily my wife has good eye sight, or I wouldn't have even noticed them.

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Illinois, USA

Lat: 41.90, Long: -90.14

Spotted on Feb 20, 2016
Submitted on Feb 20, 2016

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