Date: 7/5/20 1:19 pm From: <whoffman...> Subject: [obol] Re: White goose in Tillamook
A minor correction: SOME white Graylags are "fully capable of flight." Some breeds have greatly distended abdomens and reduced capabilities (maybe breeds selected for big livers for pate production?)
From: "Lars Per Norgren" <larspernorgren...> To: "davidcbaileyoregon" <davidcbaileyoregon...>, "obol" <obol...> Sent: Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:26:32 AM Subject: [obol] Re: White goose in Tillamook
White Graylags (Anser anser) are the equivalent of the Peking Duck ( a white domestic Mallard) and are fully capable of flight. For several years a family sized group, 5-6 , lived in nw Tangent. I saw them flying back and forth across the highway when commuting . The south side of the highway often a had a large flock of Cacklers in winter. To see the white geese mixed in, wings folded and at a distance, inevitably gave the uninitiated potent false hopes.
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-------- Original message -------- From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...> Date: 7/4/20 6:52 PM (GMT-08:00) To: <obol...> Subject: [obol] White goose in Tillamook
Cliff and Denise,
Snow geese have pink Bill's and extensive black in the outer wings...I suspect this is an escaped domestic goose.