[Tweeters] Whither the Snow Geese?

Michael Hobbs birdmarymoor at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 21:22:13 PST 2022

We had huge numbers on the 19th. There was an enormous flock in the NE
corner of Fir Island. A second gigantic flock was just SE of the bridge
over the Swinomish Channel approaching Anacortes. And there was another
flock of thousands somewhere in the Samish, though exactly where I can't
remember. Many, many more scattered here and there in flocks of merely
hundreds. Seemed notably numerous for us. Trumpeter Swans were also
EVERYWHERE, as of course were Bald Eagles.

- Michael Hobbs

On Sun, Feb 20, 2022, 7:32 PM Jack Stephens <jstephens62 at comcast.net> wrote:

> I have been fortunate to be able to make it up to the Skagit/Samish

> flats fairly frequently this year. On Feb 12th, there were an astounding

> number of Snow Geese up there. I found one large flock and one huge

> flock on Fir Island, one medium sized flock near La Conner, and a huge

> flock up by Samish Island. A week later on Feb 19th, large skeins were

> seen flying over Wylie Slough, but none on the ground between Fir Island

> and the West 90. I eventually found a medium sized group south of Stanwood.


> My question is, when there are thousands of Snow Geese in the area, but

> not in the "usual locations", where do they go? Did anyone find large

> numbers in the area on Feb 19? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks for

> any and all information.


> Jack Stephens


> Edmonds, WA


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