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Snow Geese

Chen caerulescens

Description:

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

Habitat:

Backwaters of the Mississippi River above the dam at Fulton.

Notes:

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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