Date: 1/12/18 5:57 pm From: Derek Hill <derekthehill...> Subject: [cobirds] possible Weld Co. Brant
Yesterday 11 Jan. 2018, around 9am my wife Jenny saw what may have been a Brant in southwest Weld County along Hwy 119 just east of downtown Longmont, west of I-25. On the north side of 119 approx where CR 5 1/2 hits it. When she came home from work she mentioned a very dark goose mixed in with a flock of ~15-20 white-cheeked geese quite close to the road. When I pulled up google images of Black Brant she said "that's it!" citing the reduced/different white throat, black body and neck, with white flash along the flanks. She is quite the astute observer especially picking out the 'odd' birds among the more regular species. So keep an eye out if checking goose flocks in the area.