Thursday, March 27, 2008

"The Sight of Our Life"

I was driving Mark to religion class this afternoon and had the three younger kids along for the ride. Usually we pass the time driving around looking for wildlife. Today we got a big surprise when Grandma and Grandpa called me on the cell phone and told me to hurry and we would "see the sight of our lives!" We weren't disappointed. On a local pond, there had to be a thousand Snow Geese!
We have been on the look-out for Snow Geese. We see thousands and thousands of Canadian Geese almost year round. But not Snow Geese, they are only occasional visitors to this neck of the woods.
They were quite an amazing site.
And Grandma was true to her word, it was a "sight of our lives!"

Mixed in with the white Snow Geese were some Blue-Morph Geese. These geese travel along with the white Snow geese and interbreed. The offspring are either all white or of the blue-morph variety.

We also spotted in the same pond this pair of Mallard ducks
and American Black Ducks.
In another pond I was lucky to catch this beaver in my camera lens.
What a nice nature ride we had today.

5 comments:

Cay G. said...

How beautiful!

Jessie Mae said...

Wow, those are beautiful photos! I have never seen snow geese. Nice job with the photography too!

Sharon said...

Thank you for showing us this "sight". The photos are fabulous. They are gorgeous!! How lucky to see it in person.

Lisa said...

Oh, wow! Awesome! The snow geese are just beautiful; how neat to see them all congregated together like that in one place!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. They are also visiting Stony Brook Rd. I know my birds. lol Kim