Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TMWTuesday - Snow Geese in Ladner

More than 25,000 snow geese from Wrangel Island, Russia, within the Arctic Circle, arrive in Ladner every year around this time. These snow geese are a breathtaking attraction viewed by locals and visitors who come from around the world to see and record this spectacle. As I was driving along Arthur Drive on my way to neighbouring Tsawwassen this morning, I passed fields of snow geese feeding on morsels in the boggy farmland. Quickly turning into the spot where farmers sell corn on the cob from the backs of their trucks in the summer, I hopped out to take a few shots. The noise was deafening as they squawked, probably telling each other to fill up in readiness for the oncoming flight south. Soon the skies will be full of these giant birds as they continue on their Pacific Flyway migration. As usual, click photos to enlarge. To see other TMW photos or to participate, simply click on the link on my sidebar. And thanks to the great group of people who host That's My World Tuesdays.


























20 comments:

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a view...enjoyed the snow geese photos.
thanks for sharing them with us.

Jan said...

Wow, that's spectacular. Great seeing it, even if I'm not there.

Arija said...

Wow, spectacular! Who needs snow when the geese make a white blanket anyway?

Susan said...

Hi Leslie,
I saw a few fly over when I was shooting the eagles this week. Wow, so many! They are alot bigger than the photos convey.

Louise said...

This is just incredible! Terrific post; love the photos!

Firefly said...

Wow, it must be awesome to see this lot take off and get on their way. I can understand why people go there to see them.

antigoni said...

Awesome photos. Great post!

Ackworth born said...

O wow what a lot of birds - I've never seen such a spectacle - check out the Ayrshire+ blog on my sidebar for a similar huge flock of birds.

marina said...

How did you manage to go so close to the geese and not disturb them?
Great shots!

Elaine Dale said...

Thanks for the photos and info about Snow Geese. We get large numbers of Tundra Swans through an area about 45 minutes from here in the spring. Large numbers of large white birds tend to be awe inspiring.

Shrinky said...

Quite a sight! Lovely, well done you for taking a picture or two for us.

Lily Hydrangea said...

how neat that you get to witness such a beautiful event! The geese are quite beautiful & with the landscape you have captured a great shot.

Glennis said...

Spectacular, so many birds, what a sight and what a noise to I suspect. You were in the right place at the right time, lucky you.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow, there are SO many! A mulititude!

Reader Wil said...

Great pictures and the geese are very good to be seen.

~PakKaramu~ said...

Hello

From Malaysia with love

Reader Wil said...

Leslie, I forgot to tell that in October and November the temperature is not so high in Egypt. Around 26 C. And I suppose that during our winter their temperature is not too high either.

Irene Toh said...

This is an awesome sight.

Johnny Nutcase said...

beautiful animals! Great shots! I bet that was pretty neat to see :)

Cildemer said...

Oh! Wow! So many of them!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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