#399 to our life list – the beautiful Snow Goose. Submitted observations from eBird and a local birders email group reported that a Snow Goose (blue morph) was in the area with a flock of Canada Geese. On my birthday (Jan 31st), we decided to go out and try our luck at the location it has been visiting.
It was COLD but so well worth the wait. With Anthony’s power scope, we were able to locate it far off in the distance with a small sub-group of the larger flock of Canada Geese. Anthony was able to digiscope the bird and we were delighted. As our fingers began to lose their feeling from the sub-zero temperature, we were about to pack it up, when the small sub-group took flight and I was able to capture the beautiful bird with my own camera. A personal fly by for my birthday!
It was quite an overcast day, so the photos are dark and grey – but I am delighted never the less for #399 … the Snow Goose.