Date: 3/3/17 12:34 pm From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Subject: [wisb] Re: Uncommon Goose species trifecta - Milwaukee County
Mike Wanger asked "Bernie Sloan? Are you still out there?". I am. Sort of. I live in New Jersey right now. I've seen Ross's, Greater White-fronted, and Snow Geese in MKE county, but never on the same day. Great trifecta! (I love that word). :-) Closest I've ever come to a MKE lakefront trifecta is seeing a Ross's and a Cackling on the same day...
Bernie Sloan Former Milwaukeean
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 3:04 PM, Mike Wanger <misterwanger...> wrote:
> 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.) > > > Tally ho, > Mike Wanger > Milwaukee County > > > #################### > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin > Birding Network (Wisbirdn). > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn > > >