Snow Goose

Wednesday, January 31, 2019

Snow fell last night for the first time since last March. There isn’t much, but Jemima is enjoying it this morning, pretending she’s a Snow Goose (anser caerulescens). Snow Geese are a North American species, and come in two varieties: blue-grey (hence the Latin name which means Blueish Goose) and pure white. Our Sebastopol Geese may look a little like Snow Geese, but they are not related and belong to the European Greylag Goose family (anser anser, or “goose goose”) Jemima is the photogenic one. She made sure to preen her feathers before having her picture taken. The other two were looking too bedraggled for a photo shoot this morning.