Fir Island is renowned in the Pacific Northwest for it’s inordinate amount of wintering bird and waterfowl. This is a depiction of thousands of snowgeese as they swarm the island. When they rise it is much like the action in a ‘snowglobe’ after it is shaken. What can’t be described by this photo is the thundering cacophony that can be heard form a half mile away as they squawk in a thousand voices. I shot this as I was leaving my home yesterday morning. My ‘backyard’ if you will.