Date: 1/5/18 1:08 am From: Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Subject: [SFBirds] Snow Goose, 4 Greater-white Fronted Geese on Crissy Lagoon
My city Snow Goose flew into Crissy Lagoon at 4:45 pm today, accompanied by 4 Greater White-fronted Geese. Snow Goose, grey behind eye, grey/white feathers, dark bill with visible grin patch looked like the immature that David Assmann and others reported last month.
Also had 9 Horned Grebe in the bay, a Scaup paddling desperately to the shore of Crissy Beach, badly injured and trying to rest but dogs made it impossible. 500-1000 gulls, mostly Mew Gulls in/out of lagoon. Ring-billed Gulls taking clams from the lagoon, flying out over walking path, dropping clams to shatter them, then feasting.