Blue Morph Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
at Reesor Pond, Markham, ON
8 November 2013
At this time of year, resident Canada Geese Branta canadensis are joined by migratory flocks on their way south. Today at Reesor Pond there was conservatively a thousand Canada Geese, at least one Cackling Duck Branta hutchinsii and a blue morph Snow Goose shown in the picture below. At one time, the blue variant of this species was considered a separate species, Blue Goose, until the young of both colour morphs were found in the same nest.
|Blue morph Snow Goose|
|The Snow Goose is visible in the centre of the picture|