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RE: [Mendobirds] Coastal Ross's Goose, Brant & L-T Ducks

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  • Karen Havlena
    Neither Jim nor I could see a grin patch, its bill was so dirty.  So, okay, I take it back.  But, I still do not think that the culmen looked particularly
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 30, 2009
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      Neither Jim nor I could see a grin patch, its bill was so dirty.� So,
      okay, I take it back.� But, I still do not think that the culmen looked
      particularly Snowy.....

      Karen

      --- On Fri, 1/30/09, Ron LeValley <ron@...> wrote:

      From: Ron LeValley <ron@...>
      Subject: RE: [Mendobirds] Coastal Ross's Goose, Brant & L-T Ducks
      To: jkhavlena@..., mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, January 30, 2009, 11:24 AM








      Actually, I saw that bird and photographed it as well, and I think it is a hybrid Ross�s X Snow Goose.. Bruce Deuel agrees that the grin patch and the shape of the bill are not consistent with a pure Ross�s Goose and look a lot like other hybrids from this pair of species.

      Ron

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      From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Karen Havlena
      Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 10:04 AM
      To: mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Mendobirds] Coastal Ross's Goose, Brant & L-T Ducks




      30 Jan 2009 -- Jim and I saw the small, white goose at Caspar pond.
      It is definitely a ROSS'S GOOSE.� It was first thought to be a
      "possible" hybrid, but virtually all characteristics point to Ross's.
      So, for any of you keeping count, it is countable.

      Jim also saw the 4 BRANT at Ten Mile River mouth this morning.

      Dorothy "Toby" Tobkin said that 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS are still
      at Ward Ave, Cleone, along with several BLACK SCOTERS on
      29 Jan 2009.

      Jim & Karen Havlena
      Toby Tobkin
      North of Fort Bragg, CA

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