Flock of Snow Geese at Reifel

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This enormous gaggle of Snow Geese (Oies des neiges / Chen caerulescens) was quite far away, but we could still hear it quite clearly since they numbered in the thousands (this is only a tiny portion of the total flock). They became especially agitated (and therefore noisy) when the Bald Eagles flew overhead. I cannot blame them for not wanting to become breakfast…

Taken during the 2014 Christmas Bird Count at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC, Canada on December 21 with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 450, 230mm, f/5.3, 1/1000). Not baited, called in or set up.

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