Date: 10/7/19 8:50 pm
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Re: gull puddle goose
Hi Nancy and all,

Your goose looks like a standard juv. Greater White-front to me. Lesser has
a more rounded head and a very small, stubby bill (think Snow Goose vs.
Ross's), plus, even as a juv., it should have a visible yellow orbital
ring. Too bad Lars didn't get photos of his bird.

Happy birding!


On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 8:33 PM Nancy Stotz <nstotznew...> wrote:

> Late Monday (30 Sept) afternoon, as we passed thru Newport my husband and
> I made a brief stop at the south jetty and saw a white-fronted goose at the
> gull puddle. I shot a few photos since I was surprised to see the goose
> hanging out with gulls instead of other geese. Though I do remember
> thinking it was small (not much bigger than the gulls), I don't see any
> hint of a yellow eye ring in the photos though it does show a fair amount
> of primary extension. It likely isn't the same bird that Lars noticed from
> the boat on Saturday, but photos are posted to eBird here:
> Nancy Stotz

Hendrik G. Herlyn
Corvallis, OR

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