Sunday, January 20, 2013

Let it Snow

 I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

Let it Snow, Snow Geese that is!

My long holiday weekend got off to a great start yesterday, hubby and I went to Bombay Hook Wildlife refuge in Delaware. The sky was beautiful, temps were in the low 50's a perfect day to do the wildlife drive. On the road into the wildlife refuge we were treated with possibly a thousand or more Snow Geese landing in the field next to the road.

The adult Snow Geese is white with black primaries which is visible in flight.

The Snow Geese winter in fields and marshes of the US.


I pull over off the road and we watched as more and more Snow Geese landed in the field next to the road. Their sounds getting louder and louder


After they land the Snow Geese look like a blanket of snow covering the ground.



Let it Snow, let it Snow Geese!



Seeing the Snow Geese was the highlight of the day, even though we saw many sparrows, bluebirds, ducks, eagles, herons, swans and hawks.

To see more wonderful photos and mosaics please visit Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday
 Thanks to Mary of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy .  Thanks also for stopping by to see my post.  I wish everyone a happy week!

77 comments:

Giga said...

Widok niesamowity i wyobrażam sobie dźwięki przez nich wydawane. Wspaniałe przeżycie. Pozdrawiam.
View amazing and I imagine they sound issued. A great experience. Yours.

diane b said...

That must be awesome to see so many all at once. I believe they can be very noisy. Do they do any damage to the fields?

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, they sure make for a dramatic appearance. Wonderful shots! I've never heard of snow geese before and I enjoyed learning about them. :)

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous sight - all those snow geese. Just beautiful!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful the Snow Geese. You have an eye for them.

Lynne said...

That would be a site to see . . . loved this Eileen!

ShySongbird said...

What a lovely sight! They look so impressive. We have more snow here, no Snow Geese though ;-)

Lovely photos of the pretty birds in your garden in the last post and those beautiful Pelicans too.

rainfield61 said...

They are "Snow White".

Linda Gross said...

Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Great pictures, Eileen!

Loredana Donovan said...

Wow, the snow geese in flight are so beautiful! :)

Mia McPherson said...

I'd say "let it Snow!" too!

grammie g said...

HI Eileen...Wow what an awesome sight!! I can't imagine the noise volume there!!
Hard to imagine there would be so many birds, I have never seen anything like that!! They are gorgeous, wonderful shots!!
Grace

Debbie said...

WoW eileen.....so all i keep thinking is "road trip" and i wonder how far this would be for me?? today's, going to be somewhat warm....i would LOVE to see this in person!!

beautiful pictures of what i am sure was a very special outing!!

Montanagirl said...

Ah, lucky you! Nice photos too!!

guild-rez said...

Great shots!!
I noticed a few snow geese in Lake Ontario last week. But I have not seen so many in one place.
Thank you for sharing your awesome pictures!!

TexWisGirl said...

that's just awesome! love these!

Tricia Hays said...

My goodness, there's just soooo many! Great shots, Eileen

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your geese. When I lived close to Houston they used to blanket the rice fields certain times of year during their migration.

DeniseinVA said...

One of these days we're going to have to take off to Bombay Hook. I always enjoy your fabulous photos from there Eileen. The sight of all those geese must have been a joy!

Quiet Paths said...

What an amazing sight. We've seen them in the thousands too east of here at Freeze Out Lake. Usually it is March when they pass through. Gorgeous photos.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow geese! I've heard some flying over our property a few times in the past couple weeks. I love it :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a sight! Lovely photos!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!You were very lucky seeing all those geese!!Amazing pictures!!Thank you for sharing them!!Have a great week!!

oldthings said...

At many places of the world it snows but you caught another lovely moment of snow !Beautiful photos !
Have a nice week !
Olympia

Penny Phillips said...

Gorgeous photos! I am from New Mexico and have not ever seen Snow Geese, I enjoyed it very much!
Hugs, Penny

AVCr8teur said...

Wow, it's snowing snow geese! I bet it was noisy there.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow! What an awesome sight! I love the photo of the closeup inflight.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love these guys!

Carol L McKenna said...

Oh love the 'snowing' geese ~ beautiful shots ~

(A Creative Harbor)

Larry said...

Wow! Amazing photos-and I was happy when I saw six Snow Geese!

A Garden of Threads said...

These are great, I like looking at the geese from their level.

podso said...

Just amazing photos that you captured, Continue enjoying your extended weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is amazing! I've never seen these before but we are hoping to do a little bird watching on the Gulf coast tomorrow! Hugs!

Jen Sanford said...

Love these birds!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Seeing the birds in the field must have been amazing. Have had flocks of redpolls the last few days. Valerie

Lavender Cottage said...

A nice capture of so many snow geese together. I haven't tried to identify the bird in my mosaic this week but likely you know - lots of them in Mexico.
Judith

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Real cool place with so many birds all around.

Gayle said...

Loved this. :-)

Mama Zen said...

Amazing shots!

HELENE said...

What a wonderful show! Beautiful pictures.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shots!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a delightful sight the snow geese are, so beautiful. I love seeing them all in a line on the ground.

Stewart M said...

I've read about these birds - and even saw one in the UK (but it was an escaped captive bird!) - I'd love to see some flocks of geese again.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Carole M. said...

oh my what a moment; seeing all those snow-geese. Lovely that you two share the common interest in nature and can plan your outings together like you do. I also love the little bird in your header covered in snow; gee they do tough

confusedmind said...

Τhe Snow Geese is the highlight of my trips on blogs today!
Great photos!
Have a happy week!

Snap said...

WOW! It really is snowing snow geese! Terrific! I love seeing what refuge you are visiting.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures / collages showing of snow geese. Wish you a good new week :) Hanne Bente

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful geese and SO many! It's wonderful to see them in flight and your captures are terrific as always! Hope you have a great week, Eileen!!

Carver said...

You took some great shots of the snow geese. It's amazing how many of them you saw.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have never seen snow geese in such large numbers. Here I see them flying and swimming with Canada geese. Neat to see so many together!

Anna said...

Awesome, Eileen!
What a great captures of the Snow Geese and there are so many...so beautiful.
Have a nice week and warm greetings from Holland,
Anna

Jori said...

Wow! Look at all of those snow geese!! Fabulous!

Gary said...

Beautiful series Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Photo Cache said...

a flock of geese is a sight to behold.

Maria said...

Wow, you got so close and got many angles!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful bird photos!

Fun60 said...

What an amazing sight. The sound must be deafening.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for sharing such joy of life. Please have you all a good Tuesday.

The French Hutch said...

Oh how I would love to see this! It must be amazing to see and photograph. What great photos to share. Thank you Eileen for taking us along. The day was indeed perfect!

~Emily
The French Hutch

NatureFootstep said...

we don´t have them. Too bad in a way, they look nice. Great shots Eileen.

beyondzephyr.com said...

They are beautiful, Eileen, in the air and on land too..All line up so cute!

Al said...

That's a lot of geese - nice shots!

Karen said...

Gaggles of geese, wonderful. Love the inflight shots!

Sheila said...

Eileen - I really enjoyed seeing these amazing photos. You must have been thrilled to be witnessing such a huge gaggle of geese congregating together!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Amazing snow geese pics!It is snowing!:)

Jim said...

Great captures.

Luna Miranda said...

i have never seen this many birds! it must be fabulous to see them all in one place. i hope one of these days i'd get the chance to visit the wetlands here and see some birds.:p

Indrani Ghose said...

Wow! These free birds! Great captures!

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! That is a beautiful scene! I haven't seen geese in that number!

LifeRamblings said...

these birds are awesome.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I don't think I've ever seen this many snow geese, that's amazing.

McGuffy Ann said...

What an amazing and beautiful experience! Thank you for sharing!
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Łucja-Maria said...

We cordially welcome.
Thank you very much for your visit and comment.

Great pictures. I admire the beautiful birds.
Regards

forgetmenot said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Gosh, there were a lot of snow geese--a beautiful sight. Mickie :)

bettyl said...

What an awesome sight to see all those birds at once! I love all your shots, they are so amazing.

Betty Manousos said...

what an awesome collage, eileen!

love, love, love those geese!
what a spectacular!

Liz said...

That's a lot of geese. What an amazing sight!!