Friday, November 14, 2014
First up, decoys. These are wind sock decoys. In the olden days up here, hunters used to use toilet paper strung in the willows to decoy in the birds. (guess snow geese are not the brightest in the avian world.)
Often when my husband and I are trekking down the shore a long ways, we opt not to bring the heads. Sticks with wind sock bodies. Seems to work just as well.
In flight it is often hard to distinguish Snow geese from Ross geese. Hunting regulations categorize them together as white geese.
Ross are smaller and do not have as thick or large a bill. A large adult Ross is bigger than a juvenile Snow goose and each species can have smaller and larger birds.