Flying south

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.

WIKIPEDIA: This article is about species of goose. For the novella by Paul Gallico, see The Snow Goose. For the Camel album, see Music Inspired by The Snow Goose (album).
Snow Goose
C. c. caerulescens white morph
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anserinae
Tribe: Anserini
Genus: Chen
Species: C. caerulescens
Binomial name
Chen caerulescens
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies
Blue: breeding ground. Ochre: wintering ground.
Synonyms
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,[2] while other authorities follow the traditional treatment of placing these species in the “gray goose” genusAnser.[3][unreliable source?]

This goose breeds north of the timberline in GreenlandCanadaAlaska, 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.[4] 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 ofBarnacleBrent and Greenland White-fronted geese. There is also a feral population in Scotland from which many vagrant birds in Britain

a high flying snowplow of geese – max zoom

a perfect plow – max zoom

A sight to be seen and heard

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