A pair of Greater White-Fronted Geese were present today at Kale Lake, just north of the USC Upstate campus, along with a large flock of Canada Geese. There are also Pied-Billed Grebe, Mallard, Ring-Necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, and Ruddy Duck on the lake, but the geese were keeping generally together. The smaller size and brown neck generally made them easy to spot among the Canadas, though binocs were needed to see the white front. They obligingly got out of the lake to graze, showing the dark belly markings. Pepperidge Drive, off of Tenosha Drive, provided the best views.
-- Dr. David Campbell Assistant Professor, Geology Department of Natural Sciences Box 7270 Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs NC 28017