Guy's I can count on three fingers the number of snows I have seen here near the chatahoochee. Sunday evening I was out deer hunting an a whole flock flew over, at least 10. I was in heavy timber and could only catch glimpses of them every now and then. Any one else seeing snows in odd places?
the special season opened here sat. i was in texas hunting the opener this weekend. this mornning my cousin said they killed 5 sunday in a cotton feild planted in winter wheat,and saw about about 15 birds.
Yup they were snows alright. Unmistakable the funky laugh and white birds. The calls are what got me to looking up for them instead of deer hunting. The only thing I can think of is two years ago a pair stayed on the lake near the house. They may have raised off and returned to the area this year. Also last year a blue goose stayed on the pond at West point dam for over a month. I'm not the only one that saw the pair. We hunted one morning in Five Points and they came in with a flock of Canada's. Everyone hunting that morning saw them.
most people think of migration as north to south or S to N. not true. its probally as much lateral movement as it is the other. depending on wind ,fronts,etc. ive seen new birds arriving from the east before. i guess they over flew where they were going and had to get back.
They're getting fairly common in N. Al.
Most stay withing the confines of Wheeler Refuge, but it's not a total fluke to kill one around here anymore. Seems like I read that the refuge winters around 10k each year.
i've shot one on Wheeler and we've killed 2 snows and a blue on our property in Jackson County.
We also see sandhills regularly now.