Date: 2/5/18 7:23 am From: Bill Carrell <cyanocitta.tachopteryx...> Subject: New Photos
Had enough of the cold and the wind on Sunday morning to last the whole day, so I spent the afternoon adding photos from January to the Recent gallery on my Pbase site. Included are pictures from my panhandle trip in mid-January, with more of the dark immature Gyrfalcon, along with Curve-Billed Thrasher, Woodhouse's Scrub Jay and a female Cassin's Finch. From Sunset Lake in Guymon, a cooperative Townsend's Solitaire and a Dark-Eyed Junco that may be an immature Pink-Sided. Also some shots of several of the geese on the lake, among them an adult Ross' Goose. I have included a link to a gallery (for comparison purposes) from this location from last year that I had previously identified as Ross' Goose, but now believe is a Snow X Ross'. There are also a couple of photos of what I have tentatively ID'ed as a "Lesser" Canada Goose. It was not much larger than the Cackling Geese that were present, and appears to have a proportionally larger bill and less rounded head. Opinions welcome. From SW Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago, a winter plumage male Lark Bunting from the Eldorado area, and a few so-so shots of a Short-Eared Owl from Hackberry Flat.