An Occupation of Snow Geese

If you’re in or visiting the Lower Mainland over the next couple of months, make sure to make your way out to either Richmond or Ladner and take in the seasonal spectacle that is the wintering flocks of snow geese (Chen caerulescens). The¬†word flock doesn’t really do justice to the sheer number of birds: gaggle is more appropriate to a …

A Greater Number of Lesser Snow Geese

Thousands of Snow Geese (Chen caerulenscens) can be seen on playing fields in Richmond, British Columbia. While in the Lower Mainland this weekend I was driving from Terra Nova Park (where I unsuccessfully looked for a Scrub Jay) to Garry Point (where I failed to find a Franklin’s Gull) I came upon the astounding sight of a playing field filled …