Date: 11/2/17 11:18 am
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] ID help
​What about some sort of Barnacle Goose? The Barnacles have black bills
and white butts and maybe a hybrid might fit in the other ID points​.



Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Alex Delehanty via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Normally I wouldn’t do this but ...
> Today in Hartford at Riverside Park, in the ponds on the access road I
> observed a bird that I cannot identify.
> It was in the pond with Canada Geese. It was a third of the size of a
> Canada Goose. This birds’ shape, I know this sounds ridiculous, looked like
> a pigeon with a long neck. The head neck and breast were uniformly brownish
> gray. It had black eyes, no eye ring, the beak was black & not long or
> curved. It was barred on the back, brown, white, & buff. it had a white
> butt. This bird took off with the geese and headed down to the Connecticut
> River.
> It did not have a grebe or duck head, but whatever it was I haven’t a
> clue. Any ideas what it might be would be gratefully appreciated because
> it’s driving me crazy.
> Alex Delehanty
> Storrs
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