Snow Geese are an uncommon sight around Kootenay Lake.
A year ago, when I saw one (Snow Goose), I suspected that the juvenile I saw had wandered far off its coastal migratory course to have ended up here. That is probably also true of yesterday’s juvenile Snow Goose, a bird that I would have missed had not Paul Prappas told me that there was one hanging out in a field near my home.
Snow Geese usually travel in huge flocks. This local juvenile was alone.