Date: 1/21/18 3:10 pm From: COBirds <redbear44...> Subject: [cobirds] Sora and other birds Larimer County
Yesterday did some birding around Fort Collins and found a few oddities - for this time of year. A couple Soras were talking at River Bend Ponds Natural Area just to the northwest of the parking area off Cheryl St. Also saw 5 Snow Geese (3 white - 2 intermediate), 5 Great White-fronted Geese, a Red-breasted Merganser female, and a Ruddy Duck at the lake across the street from Kingfisher point parking area to the north. I was birding with Lori Pivonka.
In addition to the above, had a Cackling Goose that had a normal head and feet, but an all white body with light gray primaries. It looked like a goose that sat in a bleach bath. It did not look like a hybrid, but may have been, more just melanistic feathers. The most interesting goose I have seen in a long time.