Monday, February 25, 2013
The Snow Goose is slightly smaller than the Canada Goose. They overwinter in this area, migrating from the far reaches of arctic Canada. Although this area is their normal wintering grounds, I have never seen more than a couple of them at a time personally. Maybe I just don't know where to look for them.
These two showed up one morning in late autumn on the river. It is the only time I can recall seeing Snow Geese down there. They really stand out against the lovely colors of fall.
I never did see them fly. They swam out of one of the guts in the marsh, leisurely swam down the edge of the river, reversed course after about an hour, and disappeared back into the marsh.