chen (goose) caerulescens (bluish)
Saturday, February 23, 1980 — 4:15 pm
Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center
We were sitting in the blind on Crabtree Lake watching the ducks and geese when we heard the Snow Goose calling. I spotted it as it glided down into the small area of open water in front of the blind. It swam around among the ducks.
A few weeks later, four blue-phase Snow Geese were sitting on the ice on Crabtree Lake.