Date: 12/24/18 9:41 am
From: Paul Hurtado <paul.j.hurtado...>
Subject: [cobirds] BARNACLE GOOSE in northeastern CO
A hunter shot a BARNACLE GOOSE this past weekend somewhere in the
northeastern part of the state (location not disclosed). It was with a
second Barnacle Goose that flew off. I'm not experienced with aging then
but based on the photos I think it might be an immature bird.

While this species is always problematic in terms of provenance, there's a
decent chance wild birds do make it into the great plains.

If anyone knows who might be able to run an isotope and/or DNA analysis,
the hunter might be willing to part with a few feathers and/or tissue, so
please get in touch with me off list! Thanks!

Good birding,
Paul Hurtado
Reno, NV and Pueblo, CO

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