Late Sunday evening as we were returning home from the marsh, we drove by one of the ponds behind our house and noticed something unusual. In among some Canada Geese that we see all the time, was this one white bird that stood out from the rest. Even though it was quite dark by then, I still had to jump out of the car and grab a quick photo. Bad light requiring high ISO got this rather grainy image of what turned out to be a Snow Goose hanging at the edge of the water with his Canada buddies. So yesterday afternoon I went back out hoping the Canada Geese and their new friend would still be around. They were, so I got a few pics of this handsome looking Snow Goose which is a rare treat for us!
Io trovo invece che siano bellissime e per niente sgranate
Sono così felice che ti è piaciuto queste foto. Meno male che non sono troppo sgranate. 🙂
WOW, brave ducks!!!
Have a nice day
Hi moni, there are not any alligators currently in that pond so the geese have no worries. 🙂
Thanks for looking!
They are so pretty Phil and look the one on the top looks as though he is reading the signboard 🙂
Thanks very much, glad you liked these pics!
Thank you for this treat, Phil 🙂 It’s a fine looking bird 😀
Thank you for your kind comments! He is a rather nice looking bird isn’t he? 😀
If he is still around today I’ll be sure to pass along your compliments. 🙂
Very Cool! Beautiful photos! :+)
Thanks for checking these out, glad you like them!
That’s something you don’t see here everyday. I don’t think I’ve seen one. Nice catch!
Thanks for looking Dina! I believe this is the first time in six years I have seen a snow goose in this area.
Gorgeous bird, Phil. Looks like he came to visit his plainer cousin. “Alligators may live here”…….. is that a warning , or just permission for the allis to take up residence? 😆
Ha ha ha that’s a great point! 😀 I’m going to take it as they have permission, and I know that’s how THEY take it. The alligators generally have the attitude that they can go anywhere they want and they are mostly correct. 🙂
Are they welcome everywhere…? Well, that’s a different story.
😆 I certainly wouldn’t like to try and stop them.
Deine Enten sind so schön….keine Angst vor dem Alligator?
Danke ja, sie sind hübschen Vögel und es gibt keine Alligatoren in diesem Teich jetzt also keine Sorgen. 😀
Such a beautiful birds. I guess they’re not big readers given where they are hanging out. There must be safer spots. No language barrier it seems, between geeses. 🙂
Yes all them geeses do speak the same language I believe. 😀 But they are not big readers. Lucky that sign only indicates what *could* be in the pond, not what is definitely in the pond right now. 🙂
Thanks much for looking!
Here’s hoping. If we can see hundreds of Snow Geese every fall and one finds its way into your neighbourhood. lt seems logical that at least one alligator would show up here. I better start watching.
See I like the way you think! That’s what you call positive thinking! So sure, it *could* happen. 😀
Keep a close eye out, those gators can be sneaky, and often where there is one… 😯
We Canadians get around! I guess this fellow grew tired of Stanley Park (Vancouver) and headed down to a warmer climate!
Yes you sure do, and I’m happy about it! Maybe he wanted a little vacation in the Myrtle Beach area! Glad he showed up. 🙂
Thank you very much.
Stunning photos..love that 2nd one with the long neck reflection!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed the snow goose pics! 😀
He sure is a handsome fella!
Yeah pretty good lookin’ for sure! 🙂 Thanks for checking out these photos!
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You think maybe he was just there hoping to get his photo taken by the best Bird Photographer around?? Great shot!
He did not seem very impressed as I was taking his picture. But then again I’m used to that. 😀 😉
I don’t know what you’re talking about..I’m seeing great light here and no noise ! Such fantastic photos of the Snow Goose, and how lucky you were to capture him/her!
Bella the first one with the alligator sign was taken in late evening at 1600 ISO. The last three were taken in mid afternoon in bright conditions.
Thanks a lot for looking and commenting!
LOL ! You tricked me then Phil. 🙂 Just seeing if we’re paying attention aren’t you? Seems like I always shoot in cloudy conditions. Sigh…
It was so dark when I took that first photo that I really thought it would come out looking like a still frame capture off a bad surveilance video. But it ended up looking respectable enough I guess.
We have tons of sunshine, it’s almost always a nice day here practically to the point of monotony. 😀
It’s not fair..I get SADDS all the time cuz it’s dreary a lot here. Especially in winter.
Wow great Shot. I guess Sandy brought the new “kid in town”. Sweet!
Thanks very much Pam for checking out the goose pics and glad you liked ’em!
Cool! By the presence of the sign, it seems like they would be in danger of being an alligator’s lunch.
Thanks! No alligators are in the pond at this time, everyone is safe! 😀
Wonderful, wonderful, magic photos. Compliments Orofiorentino
Thank you so much!
bye Phil…Goodbye Giovanna
Great photos, brave gees!
Thank you Hans!
Snow white among her buddies. Where is the prince?
The prince must be one of her friends in the pond. 🙂
Good for the prince – geese are vegetarians.
Such a beauty!!
Thanks much I appreciate it!
Brother from another mother. He is sweet and so very pretty! 🙂
Yes quite the looker indeed!
They are so beautiful but especially from your camera. The last one fascinated me. Thank you dear Phil, have a nice day, love, nia
Thank you Nia, I am so happy you enjoyed these photos!
Ok, I am jealous! Beautiful surprise.
Thanks Paula and we were certainly pleasantly surprised to find this unusual visiter. It seems to be gone already but happy we got to see it!
Haha the first photo is priceless 😀
Glad you liked that! 😀
“Alligators may live here”…. What an awesome sign!! I’d love to have one on my wall 😀
Now you have me thinking…I should grab that sign some night and put it up on my wall in the house. 😀 😉