Greater White-fronted Goose
A Greater White-fronted Goose was in with a flock of 110 Canada Geese at the
Arboretum at 10:45 this morning. Probably the same goose Denny has reported
twice (or three times?) in the past month or so at this location. First
observed the goose at 9:15 directly behind the office building...last seen
very close to the entrance road parallel to Hwy 24.
A slight band of white is showing at the base of the flesh toned bill. I got
a flash of Bean Goose fever when I noted a black nail on the bill but that
was the only dark area on the entire bill. Note to John--the goose did not
appear to have the deep keeled belly appearance of a domestic Graylag.
A stop at the sparrow patch was on the slow side as not many birds were
present. A probable Sharp-shinned buzzed the group just as the numbers were
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