It was the annual southward migration of snow geese. Jim Low of the Missouri Department of Conservation says we were just lucky to see it -- or hear it -- this time.
"It sounds like it was millions of geese, and it's not impossible that it could be over a million geese. But it certainly is a spectacular occurrence and something that gets everybody's attention."
Low says the birds were just looking for warmer temperatures and better places to eat. He says the birds are so plentiful in Canada that they are destroying their nesting grounds along Hudson's Bay.
Low adds that the flock passed over western Missouri and eastern Kansas one week later than last year. He says the flock that went over us this year could have numbered more than a million.
He says hunters are welcome to harvest them wherever they find them during the long goose hunting season.