When I lived in Seattle many years ago, I was never aware that snow geese migrated from the Russian Arctic tundra to the Skagit Valley area. So when I visited the Skagit area, just about a year ago to see tulips, I was surprised to find a field full of snow geese. They next in the north and fly south after nesting season is over. At the time the tulips had barely started blooming, so I was delighted to see the birds. From a distance, I first thought the field was full of white tulips, but as I approached I realized my mistake. The birds are in constant motion, flying short distance and honking incessantly.