Finally on our last morning we saw the sun. Problem was, we should have been at Willow Point about a half hour before sunrise, instead of at sunrise with a 10 minute walk to the water’s edge. Both of us knew better, but, C’est la vie. It was still a beautiful morning, especially when you compare it to the first rainy afternoon and then to the foggy morning/day we had before. As we unloaded our gear and started the walk the snow geese and tundra swans started blasting off in waves, heading north. I think with the warmer than normal weather and the lull between fronts that a good portion of the geese were just continuing their trip north to the arctic. This was our last day so we wouldn’t be around in the evening to see how many showed back up for the night, but it’s my guess, the migration was on.
A nice formation of tundra swans on their way.
The canada geese shared the pond with the snow geese and swans. They too were headed north in huge waves, after a little synchronized flying!
All in all it was a great trip. The numbers were a little down, and dwindling, and the weather could have been better but that’s just the way it goes sometimes. We made the best of the situation and most importantly of all had a blast!
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