Yesterday evening it was the first time that I got really close to a flock of Snow Geese in the Green Island Wetlands. I watched them for several minutes while they were feeding in a corn field before they took off and went to another spot. It is mind-boggling how far they still have to go for their breeding grounds in the Arctic regions of North America. Most of them were white morphs, but as you can see in my second photo there were also a couple blue morphs among them.

Getting ready for take-off

Some of the geese seem to have a stubbier bill, shorter neck, and rounder head and I wonder if this is just due to the perspective or if there are some Ross’s Gees among the Snow Geese? I’m always very thankful if a more experienced birder helps me out with identification questions.