Date: 1/9/19 5:26 am From: Preston Sowell <preston.sowell...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: Stearn's Reservoir, Boulder County
Here's a photo of one of the lecustic cackling geese at Frederick lake from this afternoon.
[image: Cackling goose (white)_Frederick Lake_Jan 8_2018.jpg] Boulder, CO
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:44:14 PM UTC-7, Tom Hall, Fort Collins wrote: > > I went to Stearn's Reservoir today (5 hours) to locate the Brant. After > giving up and heading back, it was found by a few people I ran into on the > way out. It appeared to be a gray-bellied form. Also at the lake among > the 10,000 Cacklers and 500 Canada Geese were a dark and light phase (2) > Ross's Geese, a Greater White-fronted Goose (Taiga or Pacific (not sure > which is current)), I believe 3 white phase Snow Geese (saw two at one > time), a couple of Snow x Cackling hybrids. > > Weld County - Saw 4 Greater White-fronted Geese (Tundra) at the Gravel > pit off SH 119/I25 to north and east a few blocks on a gravel pit pond > (Union St/Arbor St.) along with a Snow Goose, a Canada/Greater > White-fronted hybrid, 3,000 Cackling Geese and a few hundred Canada Geese. > Struck out on the Barnacles Goose, but did see both blue and white phase > Snow Geese and another Tundra Greater White-fronted Goose . Of note, saw > two leucistic and a melanistic Cackling Geese yesterday (one present > today) and Pink-footed Goose. The black Cackling Goose was not fully > black, but cheek patch (could see it to some degree) and front were almost > all black, with the back gray - about normal color. A few pictures were > taken of it by someone. > > Tom Hall > Fort Collins, CO >