Snow Goose

What’s a lad from the West Kootenay mountains (and used to seeing at most twenty birds at a time) to do when faced with the Coastal chaos of thousands and thousands of Snow Geese? Why, take pictures.

According to the nearby Reifel Bird Sanctuary, these are the Lesser Snow Geese and they are part of a population that nests at Wrangle Island (a Russian island in the Arctic Ocean, north of Siberia).

The three pictures below were taken in Ladner, BC.


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4 Responses to Snow Goose

  1. Claire says:

    I’m impressed!

  2. Ingrid says:

    Beautiful, Alistair! I’ll be venturing to Skagit Valley for another Snow Goose experience in February. In the interim, these photos will keep me inspired. Thanks. I’ve never been to Reifel but hope to this winter. It would be a shame to squander the opportunity of proximity — while I’m living in Seattle.

    • Alistair says:

      Ingrid, all those geese presented an truly impressive sight. Mind you. I was not actually at Raeifel, but a kilometer or two distant and in a farmer’s field.

  3. Lorna Surina says:

    Truly impressive. They seem abundant and healthy.

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