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A drone video from Over Skagit shows hundreds of beautiful snow geese gathered Saturday, Feb. 20, in Skagit Valley, Wash.
Snow geese and trumpeter swans annually migrate -- to overwinter in the Skagit Valley area.
They can be seen in massive flocks each year.
Video: Snow Geese in the Skagit Valley. (HD)Do you see Moby Dick?Posted by Over Skagit on Saturday, February 20, 2016
In 1995, agricultural land along the south side of Fir Island Road was purchased to create an upland snow goose reserve.
The area, close to the Skagit Bay estuary, provides a resting & winter feeding area for snow geese.
Local farmers work in agreement with the property, planting agricultural crops for harvest and a cover crop of winter wheat for snow goose foraging, according to the Wash. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
KIRO 7 viewers shared their photos of Skagit Valley snow geese over Facebook last March. >> See below.
A brochure from the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce helps visitors find area snow geese flocks.
From the Chamber’s “Winter Birds of the Skagit Flats” >>
“Only about half the size of Trumpeters, Snow Geese of all ages have black wing tips and a wing span of about 3 feet. They number about 55,000 birds in Skagit, with many on Fir Island.”
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