Date: 2/8/18 4:29 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] The frustrations of wild goose chases
Ernest,

I know what you mean about e coli. I had to dodge a lot of goose poop to
get close enough today to these two Snow Geese in Johnson Park for this
documentation photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444@N07/28375543949/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 7:02 PM, Ernest P Hahn <ernestphahn...> wrote:

> Yes they may be gone but leaving behind a lingering dose of e coli
> behind. Not exactly the environment that you want children playing in.
> Marc, on the other hand I feel your pain. Two years ago there were two
> Barnacle Geese at a county park in Jamesburg. They would be life birds for
> me. I get to the parking area and several birders are there already. The
> geese are there but on the opposite shore of the lake. The scope view is
> far from satisfying. I hike the half a mile to the opposite shore, set up
> the scope and I can see a truck pull into the parking lot. Before I can
> get on the geese a guy steps out and fires two shell crackers sending each
> and every goose on its way. If it were easy everyone would have a life
> list of 600 birds 😊
> Ernie
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Karenne Snow
> Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2018 6:15 PM
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] The frustrations of wild goose chases
>
> Too bad the state and department of agriculture folks can't learn to be
> patient. These migratory flocks will on their way northward soon.
>
> Karenne
> Medford NJ
>
> On Feb 8, 2018 5:11 PM, "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> > Marc,
> >
> > I have watched a truck with US Department of Agriculture labeling do
> > the same thing several times this winter in Johnson Park (Middlesex
> > County). Light colored pickup truck with a red kayak in the back.
> > Drives out on the park lawn with the obvious intention of chasing away
> > a flock of geese. Doesn't seem like a particularly effective method to
> > chase away geese, since they are always there....
> >
> > Bernie Sloan
> > Highland Park
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 4:24 PM, CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> wrote:
> > > Jerseybirders,
> > >
> > > David Bernstein's exceptional find of a Pink-footed Goose in Warinanco
> > Park (Roselle, NJ) last week occurred when I was in the middle of a
> > conference call. I eventually got to the park (much later), but there
> was
> > not a single goose to be found in the entire area, nor in nearby smaller
> > parks. Oh well, I thought, chalk up a miss.
> > >
> > > Today, David reported the bird back in Warinanco and I was AGAIN on a
> > conference call. This time, I headed right for my car when it was
> over. I
> > arrived at the area and saw loads of geese, both in the pond and in the
> > area where Ray Duffy, in a follow-on post, had indicated that the
> > Pink-footed Goose was feeding with a small, separate group of Canadas.
> > >
> > > As I rounded the pond, I noticed a white truck turning off the road,
> > onto a sidewalk, and heading right towards the geese! With heart
> sinking,
> > I found a parking space, exited my car, only to hear and see the entire
> > gaggle...all the birds which had been in the water and the small flock
> > where the PFGO had been...take wing with loud alarm calls and fly off to
> > the southeast, out of the park. Talk about being a minute too late. I
> met
> > Ed Zboyan, who said that the truck had State of New Jersey markings; it
> was
> > a wildlife management department truck, and it clearly intentionally
> drove
> > right into the goose flock with the intent to flush them.
> > >
> > > Besides the incredible frustration at having missed this fine bird,
> > again, by literally one minute (I probably could have seen it if I had
> just
> > stopped my car along the road and scanned the small flock, as it took a
> few
> > moments for the truck to flush them-they were the furthest group from the
> > roadway), I am wondering if anyone knows why the State does this: have
> > users of the park complained about the geese and their droppings? Is
> there
> > the perception that wild geese should not be encouraged to feed on grass?
> > >
> > > Hoping that the bird and its CANG companions return tomorrow; if so,
> > I'll be back.
> > >
> > > Good birding,
> > >
> > > Marc Chelemer
> > > Tenafly
> > >
> > >
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> > reporting-rare-birds/>
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> >
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>
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