They're still here. It's nearing the end of Snow Goose season; some hang around into May, but most should be Siberia-bound soon. There was a large flock Friday across the south arm of the Fraser from Vancouver International Airport. It started with about a hundred.
And then another hundred, and another, and then more, much like planes arriving at regular, noisy intervals.
Within 20 minutes there were a few thousand.
And still they came.
I don't know how many there were. Lots.
Today I took all our empty cans and bottles to the recycling depot. There is a woman who works there who can scan a flat of randomly placed cans and count them in about 2 seconds. She would probably be good at Snow Geese.
Snow Geese: 4,657 (or so). Cackling Geese: 1. I've never seen other geese mingle with Snowies before.
Look at those wings. Darn near perfection.