Date: 2/4/19 9:39 am
From: <aketcham...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: more than one? Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose
Hi Sandra,

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

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