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.

Preston Sowell

[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
> 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

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