[Tweeters] Skagit Delta Snow Geese
nitpicker at comcast.net
Mon Oct 28 12:39:46 PDT 2013
Probably an old, familiar story to all of you, but Saturday morning (10/26) I was driving toward LaConner from the I-5 exit at Conway and encountered a spectacular and huge flock of Snow Geese, concentrated at the farm at the first 90-degree right turn. I have seen them often enough before, but never so early and vocal and alternately flushing in groups and landing. They were so loud and animated that I wondered whether I might have been watching a first seasonal arrival. Is that possible?
I could see no Swans, and was told in LaConner that the Swans will follow the Snow Geese by a few weeks. And this gives me the chance to pose a question that has puzzled me: Are the Swans that winter in the Skagit Delta all Trumpeters, or do they also include Tundra (Whistling?) Swans? If both, how do you tell the difference?
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