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:

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

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  2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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!!

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  12. 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!!

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

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

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  23. Oh love the 'snowing' geese ~ beautiful shots ~

    (A Creative Harbor)

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

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

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

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  27. 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!

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

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  29. 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

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

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  31. What a wonderful show! Beautiful pictures.

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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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

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

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

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  38. 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!!

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

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  40. 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!

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  41. 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

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

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

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  44. a flock of geese is a sight to behold.

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  45. Wow, you got so close and got many angles!

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  46. What an amazing sight. The sound must be deafening.

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

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  48. 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

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

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

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  51. That's a lot of geese - nice shots!

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  52. Gaggles of geese, wonderful. Love the inflight shots!

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

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  54. Amazing snow geese pics!It is snowing!:)

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  55. 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

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  56. Wow! These free birds! Great captures!

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

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

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  59. What an amazing and beautiful experience! Thank you for sharing!
    McGuffy's Reader
    http://www.mcguffysreader.blogspot.com

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

    Great pictures. I admire the beautiful birds.
    Regards

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

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

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  63. what an awesome collage, eileen!

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

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

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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