05 November 2019
Snow Geese at Dead Creek
I'm not sure I want to take the dirt road into the reserve to see if they are there.
I did. No geese back there. I wanted to pull over and sob. Then, as I'm leaving, I see out of the corner of my eye, a huge flock landing in the big field visitor area.
Back at the visitor area...no geese! But, I can hear them on the distance. The problem is they are so far into the field, you need binoculars or camera zoom. There's a bit of hedgerow, and a dip near a little pond at the back of the field.
Yesterday... 5 October
The wind was strong and steady! Big flock of Snow Geese are at the Dead Creek Jerome Farm area on Route 17 in Addison, Vermont.
I will post more photo in a few days. No wifi this AM.
Uploading photos, a neck banded snow goose appears! I reported it on the USGS.gov
I think there may be another number on the band as some examples show 3 numbers. It is still exciting to see one. In the hundreds of photos over the years, this snow goise is a first.
The majority of photos show foraging geese are facing away from the camera. They face into the wind, I suspect, to prevent feathers from blowing away in the strong wind