Date: 2/4/19 9:39 am From: <aketcham...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: more than one? Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose
Mary Lynne and I met your mother at the Port Aransas Wetlands the day before yesterday and struck up a conversation. She was very helpful both to us and some other birders as we looked over the wetlands. Somehow we got talking about Colorado and she mentioned you living in Boulder. I told her about the exciting birds up there recently like the Barnacle and the Pink Footed Goose. Also, the Long-tailed Duck and Gyrfalcon. I mentioned how hard it was to find the Pink-footed among the thousands of white-cheeked geese at the pond. Not sure how the goose numbers got inflated! Anyway, we had a very nice visit with her.
Alan Ketcham Colorado Springs (Currently in Port Aransas and onto Brownsville tomorrow!)
On Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:23:08 AM UTC-7, Sandra Laursen wrote: > > Word gets around in the birding world, so I was amused when my parents, > wintering at Port Aransas TX, reported meeting some birders who had > recently spent time in Colorado and talked about seeing "several" > Pink-footed Geese and "hundreds" of Barnacle Geese. As far as I can tell, > the discussions on this list have been talking about repeated sightings of > *one* of each species. So I am curious if anyone has seen larger numbers > of either goose, or if these sightings got magnified in the re-telling. > There are lies, damn lies, and bird lists.... > > Sandra Laursen > Boulder >