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Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens

Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens

The Snow Goose is a North American species, a migrating bird, breeding in the northern part of Canada and wintering in southern parts of USA and Mexico.

Common Names

How to Identify

Mostly white with black wing tips on the lower part. There is also a dark variant mostly black and only the head white. Some Snow Geese have a rusty stained head caused by minerals in the soil they are feeding on. Pink bill with black cutting edges.

Where & When to Spot

I was looking for Snow Geese for a while. They are not located in the Montreal area unless they are migrating through the area. Even during migration season rarely spotted here. The photos are taken at migration gathering site in Victoriaville in November.

Snow Geese at Victoriaville, Quebec

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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

victoriaville - November 04, 2018

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f8.0; Iso 500;
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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Close Up Snow Goose within its flock resting before continuing the migration South,

victoriaville - November 04, 2018

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 200;
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Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

victoriaville - November 04, 2018

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 180;
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