Taking Flight

Taking FlightTravelling toward Forman the other day, there was a large white rock mound that I was not familiar with on the South side of the road.  Just like last season, a flock of snow geese had settled in to a low area.  As the car slowed and I retrieved my camera, the flock took flight in swirling white.

The snows have been flying around Rutland for several weeks and more flocks are arriving.  Typically, they start coming in this area and then move further Northwest depending on the weather.  Our weather has really been fluctuating so it appears they are enjoying their stay.  A few gunshots can be heard as local and visiting hunters take aim at the birds.

Fact for the Day:  Until recently the blue geese were considered another species but are now considered a dark form or morph of the snow geese.