On October 4, 2017, a lone snow goose (Anser caerulescens) was hanging out with the Canada geese at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens. The goose was seen for a while, then disappeared. On January 25, 2018, I visited the refuge and found at least two flocks of snow geese there, one at the refuge and one farther south at Broad Channel American Park. These photos and video are from October 4, 2017, to February 9, 2018.

  Snow goose, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, October 4, 2017

Snow goose, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, October 4, 2017

The photos were taken during five visits to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Broad Channel American Park.

  Snow geese, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, January 25, 2018

Snow geese, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, January 25, 2018

  Snow goose, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, October 4, 2017

Snow goose, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, October 4, 2017

  Snow goose, October 10, 2017, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Snow goose, October 10, 2017, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge