About a week ago I traveled to western Minnesota to photograph Greater White-fronted Geese. I saw large flocks of them flying around but, like all game species, they are very cautious about getting too close to humans. So, I felt fortunate to get even this one photo of them on the ground. They are a gray/brown color and they have pink/orange legs and bill. The white patch on their face gives them their name. One population of these geese spends the winter in Louisiana and eastern Texas. On this trip, I met a nature photographer who lives in western Minnesota. He told me that 10 years ago they rarely saw these geese. But, he said that more White-fronts have been spending the winter in Louisiana and that is just far enough east so that they now pass through Minnesota on their spring trip to the Arctic Tundra. He said these birds travel south in the fall through the Missouri flyway so they aren’t seen in Minnesota then.