Feb 112014
 

We found hundreds of Snow Geese congregating on a farmer’s field near Seagoville, Texas. Also in the mix are similar but smaller Ross’s Geese.

The geese were gathered on both sides of Kaufman Street, with the largest congregation to the north.

At one point while we watched a trio of mischievous dogs ran headlong into a group of geese, scattering the big white birds to the wind. Man, the dogs looked like they were having fun!

We found this lone Ross's Goose in a ditch next to FM3039.  He was a harbinger of things to come.

We found this lone Ross’s Goose in a ditch next to FM3039. He was a harbinger of things to come.

Ross's Geese often congregate with Snow Geese and the two birds look very similar.  The Ross's Goose is significantly smaller than the Snow Goose, and has a shorter neck and smaller bill.

Ross’s Geese often congregate with Snow Geese and the two birds look very similar. The Ross’s Goose is significantly smaller than the Snow Goose, and has a shorter neck and smaller bill.

Hundreds of Snow Geese congregating in a field near Seagoville, Texas.

Hundreds of Snow Geese congregating in a field near Seagoville, Texas.

More geese continued to arrive while we were observing.

More geese continued to arrive while we were observing.

A trio of dogs appeared out of nowhere and flushed one of the larger groupings of geese.

A trio of dogs appeared out of nowhere and flushed one of the larger groups of geese.

Examining their handiwork.

Examining their handiwork.

The Mischief Makers.

The Mischief Makers.

There was another, smaller grouping of geese south of Kaufman Street.

There was another, smaller grouping of geese south of Kaufman Street.

The dark Geese with white heads are blue morph Snow Geese.

The dark Geese with white heads are blue morph Snow Geese.

Taking Flight!

Taking Flight!

Snow Geese mixed with the occasional Ross's Goose.

Snow Geese mixed with the occasional Ross’s Goose.

The small goose in the bottom right of this picture is a Ross's Goose.  the rest are Snow Geese.

The small goose in the bottom right of this picture is a Ross’s Goose. the rest are Snow Geese.

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