Greater White-fronted Goose
- Tuesday, 5th February, one GR. WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen between Ukiah
and Hopland along the Hwy. 101. This bird has been there for at least two
weeks and hangs out with a large group of Mallards that feed in a wet
pasture. The pasture is located on Crowfoot's property.... look for a
white fence and stylish "Crowfoot" sign on the east side of Hwy. 101...
about 1/2 mile north of Jepson Winery.
There is a paved side-road that you can turn onto to view the birds. A
group of Canada Geese (B.c.moffitti) frequent the area also.
Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html
- Tues. 9 December 2008. I was surprised to find an immature Greater
White-fronted Goose late morning today in a very small marsh/pond south
of the light-keeper's house at Point Cabrillo. You could just see the
white feathers coming in around the bill.