|Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)|
The bird in the foreground has far less colouring, perhaps feeding in a different area and then joining this flock for the northward migration.
|A hungry Coyote (Canus latrans) contemplates his next move.|
|Adult dark morph Snow Goose with 'regulars'|
Since this last picture (below) was taken in 2009 their population has almost doubled and their breeding grounds are not going to able to support their presence. A population crash is inevitable at some time. I recently returned from Churchill Manitoba where research group say large swaths of tundra have stripped bare by the geese.
|Thousands of Snow Geese and Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary just outside Vancouver.|
If anyone can provide a detailed explanation about the rust coloured stains on the Snow Geese I will gladly publish it here with a full credit, thanks.
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