Snow Geese on the shore of the Great Salt Lake

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*Sorry for the double post this morning, I thought the other post on Capitol Reef National Park had already been published a long time ago, but it had been marked “private”. Oh well, it IS a great place.

Adult Snow Goose in the Great Salt LakeAdult Snow Goose in the Great Salt Lake

Spring is arriving and there have been reports of Snow Geese in the area.  I edited some Snow Geese images I took in November that were on the shore of the Great Salt Lake last year to post today.

I love the way it looks as if this goose is grinning.

Juvenile Snow Goose on the shore of the Great Salt LakeJuvenile Snow Goose on the shore of the Great Salt Lake

The immature Snow Goose hung close to the adult. These two geese were seen along the causeway to Antelope Island for a few days last fall.

Adult Snow Goose walking the shoreline of the Great Salt LakeAdult Snow Goose walking the shoreline of the Great Salt Lake

They walked the shoreline of the Great Salt Lake. The early morning light seemed to make this adult glow.

Young Snow Goose walking the shoreline of the Great Salt LakeYoung Snow Goose walking the shoreline of the Great Salt Lake

The juvenile Snow Goose was starting to get the pure white feathers of adult plumage on its back. I wonder if by this spring it looks just like the adults.

I’m hoping to go on a “Goose Chase” this morning, the sky is supposed to be clear so there should be good light and I would be delighted to see some snow, Snow Geese that is! I’ve had about enough of the other snow for now.

Mia

22 Comments

  1. Susan March 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

    So beautiful, I have only ever seen these Geese in flight at a distance, hopefully I will see them close up soon:)

    • Mia McPherson March 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

      I hope you will be able to get close to the Snow Geese Susan, they are very beautiful.

  2. Julie Brown March 6, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Sweet light on these cute geese. As always, the lake makes a nice background. A species I have not yet seen for myself!

    • Mia McPherson March 6, 2013 at 5:26 am

      I hope you get to see Snow Geese soon Julie. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Sally Wood March 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Serene, simple and beautiful!

  4. Julie G. March 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Lovely Snow Geese photographs! The early morning lighting is especially nice. I saw my first Snow Goose ever last week. The are beautiful birds.

    • Mia McPherson March 5, 2013 at 5:21 am

      Thanks Julie, they are beautiful.

  5. M. Firpi March 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    These I have not seen. I love any type of geese. They just synchronise so well with each other.

  6. Bob Bushell March 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Snow Geese are beautiful aren’t they? You caught them very well.

    • Mia McPherson March 5, 2013 at 5:20 am

      Thanks Bob, they sure are!

  7. Jane Chesebrough March 4, 2013 at 11:51 am

    have fun! We usually have our Snow goose chase in April. Look forward to your shots (these are great!)and hoping to go myself.

  8. Wally March 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I have good memories of a camping trip at a refuge in eastern Maryland on Christmas Eve. We awoke to tens of thousands of Snow Geese filling the sky. The sound and the sight was one of the best moments I’ve had in Nature!

    • Mia McPherson March 5, 2013 at 5:20 am

      Wally, I remember the Snow Geese by the tens of thousands in Maryland too, the sounds is awesome and so is the visual!

  9. Tami March 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Love the different colors in this shots, Mia. Good luck on your search today!

  10. Sherry in MT March 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Wow your snow geese photos are way better than mine! I’ll be waiting for your reports on the great migration as they end up at Freezeout not long after they go through your area (in fact we meet a lot of folks at Freezeout that follow the geese all the way up from Utah). There have been reports of a few up here but we should start seeing big numbers here in a couple weeks.

    • Mia McPherson March 5, 2013 at 5:19 am

      Sherry, I didn’t see the Snow Geese yesterday but I arrived at the field they have been reported at a bit later in the morning than I would have liked, they had probably already flown out for the day. I have not been to Freezeout yet but would love to do that!

  11. judy watson March 4, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Very nice! I would love to see one.

    • Mia McPherson March 4, 2013 at 6:24 am

      They will be flying through as they head north to their breeding grounds Judy.

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