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Snow Goose Sunset Every year tens of thousands of snow geese overwinter in the Skagit Valley in Washington State. The state works with local farmers, paying them to plant winter cover crops that the geese can eat and designating their fields as sanctuary for the season. Most of the visitors are snow geese, but there are sometimes swans as well. Chen caerulescens,Geotagged,Snow goose,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Snow Goose Sunset

Every year tens of thousands of snow geese overwinter in the Skagit Valley in Washington State. The state works with local farmers, paying them to plant winter cover crops that the geese can eat and designating their fields as sanctuary for the season. Most of the visitors are snow geese, but there are sometimes swans as well.

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  1. As a European, I always figured Washington to be a seat of power, expecting it to be very urbanized. The more I learn about it though, the more I see it has actually great nature.

    PS: I love that moment of the day when white turns blue, it's magical and you captured it perfectly.
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. lol - we're the other Washington. Washington DC, the capital is an east coast city and the area is more urbanized. It still has access to nature, but not quite like we do. Over here on the west coast we've got Washington State, which has it's big cities - I live in Seattle, which is the biggest though not exactly a seat of power :p more of a bastion of techies and west coast liberals, but also has easy access to a wide range of rather incredible wild spaces. We've got everything from temperate rain forest near the coast to high desert over the mountains to the east. Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
      1. hehe, silly me. I hope you can imagine europeans not knowing the difference. you know, kind of like some americans thinking amsterdam is a country or that people from holland are german. Posted 4 years ago
        1. It's not uncommon at all - even people who live in the US often think of Washington DC first :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Those noisy snow geese! You sure know when they're in the area, flying overhead or on ground. I like that you can see Mt. Rainier in the background, too! Posted 4 years ago

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The snow goose , also known as the blue goose, is a North American species of goose. Its name derives from the typically white plumage. The genus of this bird is disputed. The American Ornithologists' Union and BirdLife International place this species and the other "white geese" in the ''Chen'' genus, while other authorities follow the traditional treatment of placing these species in the "gray goose" genus ''Anser''.

This goose breeds north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska,.. more

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
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Uploaded Jan 22, 2015. Captured Jan 20, 2015 16:59 in 15802 Fir Island Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, USA.
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  • 55mm