I have been able to see snow geese on many occasions. However this weekend, I had my first opportunity get really close to a flock of snow geese; so close in fact that they were mere feet away. That gave me a very different perspective!
In the Vancouver region, virtually all of the snow geese are “white phase”. This contrasts with Kentucky where we used to live, where about half were “blue phase”. I managed to find one “blue phase snow goose” this weekend.
In the following photo taken in Kentucky, you can see that the proportion of dark or “blue phase” is large.
I always enjoy seeing snow geese in flight, particularly with Grouse Mountain as a backdrop.