Date: 10/28/18 4:19 pm From: Jamie Simmons <sapsuckers...> Subject: [obol] Re: RBA — Possible Bean Goose at Finley NWR today
Yesterday (10/27) Doug Robinson reported to Corvallis birders: "No bean goose at Cabell this morning"
Jamie Simmons Corvallis
On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 8:10 PM David Irons <LLSDIRONS...> wrote:
> Did anyone go to Cabell Marsh (bird seen from the overlook) and attempt to > refind the Bean Goose reported there yesterday??? We spent the day at sea > with the two Finnish Birders who found this bird. Bean Geese are common > where they live and they are also familiar with Greater White-fronted > Geese. Based on structure and bill pattern they believe the bird was a > Tundra Bean Goose. > > This is not just some spurious report from visiting birders who had no > clue that a Bean Goose would be rare here. As noted before both Hannu > Huhtinen (a Finnish Bird Records Committee member) and his friend Rasmus > are well-traveled expert birders who have both visited the U.S. on multiple > occasions. Part of their mission during this visit was to study Cackling > Geese in an effort to get a better handle the various subspecies. There > have been some stray white-cheeked geese in Finland and they are > endeavoring to figure out which form they are getting. I had a chance to > talk with them today and see their birding skills first hand. I have no > reason to doubt their report. > > Shawneen and I are considering a run down the valley to look for this > bird, but we just did a very wet 8-hr pelagic trip on short sleep and > tomorrow's forecast appears to be pretty damp. We will see how we feel in > the morning. If Finley were a little closer to home, we'd be there for > sure. > > Dave Irons > Beaverton, OR >