Last weekend we had the one last fabulous day of summer - and since then - rain. I love the rain - but I love the surprise sunny days just before the rains start for autumn and winter in NW Washington.
We took advantage of the nice weather last Sunday and drove down to Skagit Valley to see the Snow Geese. My last post has lot of info about the Snow Geese - so I won't repost that - just some photos of them. You can read the Snow Goose information by clicking "older post" at the end of this post. We were really fortunate - there were flocks and flocks of Snow Geese right along the hiway on Fir Island - cars stopping on both sides of the road to look at the geese and take photos.
They would fly up and settle back down - sometimes in the same flock - sometimes in a flock down the road a ways.
They never seem to land on top of each other - good radar I suppose
When someone would get out of their car and move quickly the geese would all look in that direction and move away from the road - getting farther and farther away . Hint - slow movements don't alarm the geese.
The darker variation of the Snow Geese are called Blue Geese - two Blue Geese mating will have Blue Geese - a Blue Goose and a Snow Goose mating can have both Blue and Snow Goslings