For the last two days and nights, the snow geese have been flying south, I can hear them, but not always see them, they are flying very high.
|C. c. caerulescens white morph|
|Blue: breeding ground. Ochre: wintering ground.|
|Anser caerulescens (but see text)|
The Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens), also known as the Blue Goose, is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. The American Ornithologists’ Union and BirdLife International place this species and the other “white geese” in the Chen genus, while other authorities follow the traditional treatment of placing these species in the “gray goose” genusAnser.[unreliable source?]
This goose breeds north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern tip of Siberia, and winters in warm parts of North America from southwestern British Columbia through parts of the United States to Mexico. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, but a frequent escape from collections and an occasional feral breeder. Snow Geese are visitors to the British Isles where they are seen regularly among flocks ofBarnacle, Brent and Greenland White-fronted geese. There is also a feral population in Scotland from which many vagrant birds in Britain
A sight to be seen and heard