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Snow geese

Anser caerulescens

Description:

Possibly hundreds of Snow geese with several Trumpeter swans in the mix. I often find these two different species co-existing here in western Washington.

Habitat:

Farm field near Carnation, Washington.

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9 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Thanks so much Neil. I can only imagine what it is like for the farmers that live their.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Congratulations, Brian. That is a wonderful spotting. I can imagine it would have been quite noisy too.

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Thank you António and Greg for your kind words.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

Congratulations Brian on SOTD...fantastic migrating shots.

Wow,great series Brian,fantastic group,congrats on the SOTDand thanks for sharing

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Thank you Daniele for making this SOTD and thank you Mark and Mauna for your kind words. This was one of those scenes when pictures really don't do justice - there was geese and swans everywhere!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a year ago

I like the third shot! Congrats, Brian!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Wonderful sight. Congrats Brian.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

What a fantastic group shot! Congratulations Brian, this great series is our Spotting of the Day:

"Dozens of wintering snow geese (Anser caerulescens) feed on leftover grains in a farm field in our Spotting of the Day! Snow geese migrate from far north to spend winter months in warmer parts of North America. In northwest Washington state they can be seen arriving by the tens of thousands, accompanied by hundreds of trumpeters swans (Cygnus buccinator). Can you spot the few swans in this image?"

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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Dec 30, 2018
Submitted on Jan 13, 2019

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