Ten Thousand Saw I At a Glance – Snow Geese

As I crested the hill all I could think of was  “Ten thousand saw I at a glance”

Ten thousand snow geese

But my thoughts were not dancing with daffodils but flying with snow geese

Single snow goose taking off

Their numbers mimicked a snowy field

Snow geese in field

And when they took to the sky they cast a dark shadow on the ground

Snow geese flying over road

As I got closer the beauty of individual members began to emerge

Snow geeese and Snydersville church


Individual grey snow goose

More than a sea of white feathers the colors of a foggy morning began to stand out

Snow geese in field

And when they soared skyward for the final time their black tipped wings faded in the distance

Snow geese in flight

Snow geese in flight 2

To see snow geese in previous years check out

Feeding Two Birds with One Seed

Snow Geese in Flight Winter Delight

Fly Away



22 thoughts on “Ten Thousand Saw I At a Glance – Snow Geese

      1. Hello, I am a masters student in biology and I am going to the Arctic this summer to study snow geese. I am preparing a poster to share our project with the local Inuit community. I was wondering if you would accept that I use one of your pictures to put on my poster. Inuit people don’t have the chance to see what it looks like when 200 000 geese are in the same place at the same time, so I thought they would like to be able to see that. Would you be willing to send me an e-mail telling me if you would accept that I use one of your photos? You can e-mail me at: frederic.letourneux@gmail.com

        Thank you very much!

        Frédéric L.

  1. . . . most smart phones easily capture video . . . just saying.

    Beautiful sight and one I should make an effort to capture here (there are a few migration routes within driving distance). Thanks for sharing.

    1. I did capture it in my smartphone and uploaded to Facebook but I am technologically challenged and don’t know how to upload that to WordPress
      For some unknown reason I figured out the photo but not the video 😦 lol

    2. You have to pay to upload videos (I think). But, it’s free to upload them to YouTube and then insert the link in the post (how I used to do it whenever I added videos). Or, if it’s already in Facebook, go to that post, grab the link, and past it in the post.

  2. What an amazing sight! We have a similar mass movement of Little Corellas here over the Christmas/ New year period. Like us , you obviously love birds and nature. Beautiful photography too!

    1. Thank you! Where is your here?
      Yes, my since retiring my passion is sharing knowledge of the natural world.
      “In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum.

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