Date: 3/4/17 6:33 am
From: Mike Wanger <misterwanger...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Snow, white-fr., and ross's: why they are easier to find
Thanks for the information, Bill. Given the state of the planet and nature
in general, it's nice to see the word "expanding". Maybe the moderating
temperatures of late in the northern climes might be playing a part in more
favorable breeding conditions for geese and certain other species.....
Mike Wanger
Milwaukee

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 12:44 AM, William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
wrote:

> Mike Wanger was wondering if it is unusual for all 3 of these species to be
> in an eastern county like Milwaukee. It is, but it is easier to find all 3
> now, in more locations. The reason is that all 3 have expanding
> populations, and more individuals are found a little outside their former
> "normal" locations than 10-20 years ago, and that is likely to continue for
> a while. In addition to those 3, if you study the other Arctic breeding
> geese in the Old World, you will notice some of this same phenomenon going
> on there as well. Expect more North American records in the coming years of
> Pink-footed Goose, for example - and maybe one in WI before long.
> William P. Mueller
> Director,
> Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
> wglbbo.org
> Blog: futureofbirds.blogspot.com
> 414.698.9108
>
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