Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Snow Goose

The Snow Goose (Scientific name - Chen caerulescens) is a species of goose found in North America. They breed in the North of Canada and Alaska and also in Greenland and Northeast Siberia. They migrate South as far as Mexico. They are often observed in large flocks and like wetlands and agricultural fields. There is a darker morph of this species that is known as the Blue Goose. 
The Snow Goose is mainly white with black wing tips.

Top photo taken in March 2010  in the Fir Island area of Skagit County, Washington, U.S.A.  Remainder taken in October 2014 on Westham Island, Delta, B.C.


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