Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Snow Geese

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

Wishing all my blogging friends that celebrate a very Merry Christmas!!  


For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Snow Geese. They seem to be plentiful lately. I have seen them in the Outer Banks, NC and in Smyrna Delaware..and at Chincoteague NWR




The shot above shows the rusty stain  on the Snow Goose face. The rusty stain can come from feeding and sticking their faces down in the muddy grasses.


The Snow Geese is white with black wing tips..


This shot taken in Smyrna, Delaware landing on a field.. not from from Bombay Hook NWR.




The Snow Goose has two color plumage morphs.. the white and the blue..The Blue goose has a white head, neck and tail tip and bluish-grey plumage.


Above is a video of the Snow Geese during the sunset at Chincoteague NWR, I love listening to these geese..The video is long but the best part is at the end..
Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

56 comments:

The happy wanderer. said...

They certainly have a sound that must be evocative of winter for you people who have them visit your areas then. Most enjoyable.

✿ chica said...

LINDO e feliz NATAL! bjs,chica

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! Now that is a LOT of Snow Geese. Great shot of them.

Derek said...

Great photos.
Aren't they sociable.

Seasons best wishes to you.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

what beauties. so pretty - so bright and white. ( :

Sue said...

Always a joy to see them.
Hubby and I are heading to Illinois end of February to see them at Emiquon and Chautauqua NWR. They are supposed to be in HUGE numbers ( 1 million PLUS!!!!) We always saw them in spring in Nebraska--this will be a new one for us. I never know what "spooks" them up, but it is fantastic to witness ......just bring your umbrella-haha.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Smyma looks like a Snow Geese's paradise. Your photos are very cool. Thanks for sharing.

NatureStop said...

WOW and so many.Lucky you :) Have a Blessed Christmas!

Hugs,
Shantana

Cranberry Morning said...

Isn't it amazing that when so many birds are in the air there aren't more crashes! Must be the great air traffic control system God gave them. Have a very merry Christmas, Eileen.

Ileana said...

They are very beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Lynne said...

I hope they bring me some SNOW!
Merry, Happy Christmas Eileen, to you and yours . . .

TexWisGirl said...

so neat! huge flock and quite a din they create! loved the 'snowflakes' falling to the ground!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty birds. In formation!
~

The Furry Gnome said...

That's a lot of geese! Merry Christmas!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

thatsalotta goose

(your mention of Smyrna, since we have a New Smyrna in FL, made me curious about the name. The original is an ancient Greek city settled in the 3rd millennia BC. May have been named for its chief export, myrrh. Kinda cool.)

Willow said...

I can hear an Ann Murray song in my head about snow birds.
Lovely to see all those snow geese, great shots !
Happy Holidays ,
Willow

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely shots of the geese!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful shots of the snow geese - they are among my favorites. We too love the sound of the flock flying about - it is almost like being in a snow globe when they pass right overhead.

Mary Hone said...

Wow, so many of them. They are awesome to see.

Linda W. said...

That's a lot of geese! Nice photos of the birds in flight.

Felicia said...

wow, hundreds of them, beautiful.

Merry Christmas to you and your family Eileen.

Betty Manousos said...

lovely birds!

merry christmas to you and yours, eileen!
xoxo

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
What a great series of these snowgeese.
Also a lot together.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Aren't they beatiful?!

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wow!Great images og the Snow Geese!
So imressive indeed!Excellent shots!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Happy Holidays!
Dimi...

Mersad said...

Marvelous wildlife photography as usual Eileen. You are very talented at them!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Happyone said...

Great pictures of all those snow geese. That sure is a lot of geese!!

Linda Kay said...

Amazing pictures of these huge flocks of geese. I've never seen them up close.

NatureFootstep said...

so wonderful with all those white geeze :) Great shots!

Ela said...

Gorgeous birds nad your photos are so beautiful !
Merry Christmas !

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Beautiful series! Merry Christmas!

Brian King said...

Wow, I love seeing the big flocks! They make for great photos! Merry Christmas!

Nancy J said...

They are mighty in those numbers, and the landings, they all know where their own spot is, beautiful for the Season. Greetings to you and yours, from Jean

Andrew Fulton said...

Amazing to see them in such numbers wehand fed some captive SG on the local pond during our recent holiday. It's wonderful to see how they live in the wild.

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year Hugs Andrew XX

Stephanie said...

Wow, that is a lot of birds in one place. Great shots!

Bob Bushell said...

The Snow Geese are flying,and calling. Have brilliant christmas.

Phyllis Oller said...

I did not know about the rusty stain, thank-you for sharing, my dad was from Smyrna,Del.,would love to see them one day, it is not far from me in Pa.,phyllis

Cloudia said...

How thrilling! even the 'rust'


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Karen said...

Hi Eileen,
I am so pleased to meet you! Oh my, your Snow Geese pics are amazing! I love white geese and you managed to photograph so many together - fabulous! Thank you for visiting me! Christmas Blessings! Karen

Connie Smiley said...

Hi Eileen, I can't imagine seeing so many birds at once! Loved the video--like noisy snow falling.
Have a really nice Christmas!

mick said...

Great photos and beautiful birds. There are so many in those flocks!

Mary Cromer said...

Oh to see one Snow Goose, let alone so many...beautiful. Merry Christmas Eileen~

EG CameraGirl said...

I like seeing all those snow geese, Eileen. I only ever see them in ones, twos and sometimes threes...when they hang out with Canada geese. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Lovely....Merry Christmas Eileen!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Votos de um bom e feliz Natal.
AG

Terri Buster said...

Wow! That's a huge flock of birds. Merry Christmas Eileen!

Donna Heber said...

Oh, these are wonderful photos of snow geese! Thanks for sharing them with us Eileen. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous new year.

Sikora Modraszka said...

Merry Christmas

Phil Slade said...

Those thousands of Snow Geese could just as well be our winter hordes of Pink footed Geese except that ours are grey. It's a very evocative video Eileen.

Do have a wonderful Christmas and a bird-filled New Year.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have never seen these geese in their blue plumage. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

wildlifewatcher said...

I have never seen any of these geese in blue feathers. Your pictures are outstanding! Merry Christmas!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

A spectacular gathering! I was thrilled when just one joined the Canada Geese next to our Illinois condo a few years ago.

orvokki said...

Wonderful photos !!!!

Stewart M said...

This is a natural event I have always wanted to see - I have read a couple of books about Snow Geese and they are on my wish list!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: Hope you had a good Christmas

Rambling Woods said...

One stopped here briefly and I was excited to see it. I loved the video. I agree about the calls... Happy Holidays to you Eileen.... Michelle

Linda said...

Wow! Plentiful is an understatement!

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