Date: 11/12/17 6:56 pm
From: Nathan Farnau <natwan...>
Subject: [GABO-L] ROSS'S GOOSE, Azalea / Willeo Rd Wetland (Fulton County)
The ROSS'S GOOSE found originally by Floridian, Malcolm Mark Swan, continued this afternoon in the marshes along Azalea Drive, just west and south of the intersection with Willeo Rd in north Fulton County.

This bird superficially resembles the facial color tone of Sn0w Goose because it's actively digging in the mud to feed. That tawny color continues uniformly into the breast and belly (as it's dragging itself through the mud). All structural features point to ROSS'S GOOSE.

Checklist with photos and details here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40481275

If you submit eBird checklists from this location, I encourage you to use the hotspot named "Azalea & Willeo Rd. Wetlands" which has recently been suggested by Wes Hatch from the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Especially in well-birded areas, it is helpful for birders to use common locations so data are more easily tracked over time.

Nathan Farnau
Alpharetta, GA . (Fulton County)

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