The first of a series of photos from the Snow Geese migration. The geese show up in droves (like there were 20,000+ when I was there) at Freezeout Lake on their migration back up to the tundra. This year they are almost a month earlier than normal. They daily fly up to the stubble fields where they feed on the pieces of grain that are dropped by the combines. What I did notice is especially in small groups, there are what appears to be sentries keeping a watch out. This one was in the group closest to the irrigation ditch which I was negotiating to get out to get shots with the light the right direction (yes you would have laughed).