For those people who are in the Vancouver and Puget Sound area, the Snow Geese are back! If you have heard the sound of thousands of birds taking to the air with continuous alarm calls you will not ever forget it.
The Snow Geese migrate between the Washington Coast and Wrangell Island in the Siberian Arctic. They pass through Vancouver on their migration route. While in our home town, they usually stay near the ocean's edge near the Reifel bird santuary. When the tide is high, they fly over to the fields easily seen from the santuary. While in the fields, the birds frequently take to the air in large numbers as either an eagle approaches or some impatient goose decides to check if the tide's going out.