Date: 3/3/17 12:05 pm From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> Subject: [wisb] Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County
Hi fellow Birders, This morning Marilyn Bontly and I noted that the Greater White-fronted Goose is still lingering along the downtown lakefront, just south of the Veterans Park Lagoon. Northridge Lake yielded seven Snow Geese and a Ross's Goose, along with several hundred Canada, some standard gulls, Mallards, and a pair of Hooded Merganser. Thanks to Barb Kellerman for letting us know they were still present at Northridge.
One of the Snow is rather interesting -- dark all over except for white near the base of the bill, and a white eye-ring.
This may be "ho hum" for certain other counties, but for an over-developed metro county like Milwaukee, this just might be a "first": White-fronted, Snow, and Ross's all in-county at once. A real treat. (I haven't been birding all that long -- maybe an old-timer can tell me otherwise......Bernie Sloan? Are you still out there?)
(Northridge Lake is on Brown Deer Road at about North 70th Street.)