Today’s mission was to get photos of the snow geese that migrate through Skagit County, Washington from early December through late March. We saw a few flocks fly by headed north. That gave us the idea to head the same direction. The snow geese evaded us for hours.
Blue Heron and Bald Eagles
Luckily we were treated to some other amazing birds…blue heron, bald eagles, and swans. At one point we saw eleven eagles in side by side trees and three others nearby.
In a last ditch effort to find the snow geese, we turned our attention south to the Stanwood area. After lunch we started the search again. Still no luck. We decided to turn around as we approached a bridge, but I opted to continue and turn around on the other side. Finally…jackpot. We found the large flock of snow geese we had been looking for all day. Many, many, many photos later…here are a few of my favorites.
Views and Old Structures
I also snuck in a couple of photos of my photography companions.
Where: Skagit County, Washington
Camera: Nikon D3100
Lens: Nikkor 18-200
Other Information: Although the weather forecast called for partly cloudy. It was actually foggy, cloudy, lightly raining, and windy all day.