Date: 3/14/21 1:34 pm
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...>
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake
It’s a bean goose, probably tundra. Being seen now in the trailer park
next to state boat launch.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer...> wrote:

> gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no
> flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited.
> Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put
> this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and
> photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
> Thanks Zach.
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...>
> wrote:
>> This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish. Try to get photos of the tail if
>> possible
>> On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer...>
>> wrote:
>>> Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat
>>> launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps
>>> the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with
>>> canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the
>>> corner of the entry road.
>>> this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side
>>> of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey
>>> toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo
>>> photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show
>>> pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and
>>> digiscope shots attached.
>>> Gregg Recer
>>> <gregg_recer...>
>>> --
>>> gregg recer
>>> malta NY
>>> --
>> Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
>> 203 500 7774
> --
> Gregg Recer
> <gregg_recer...>
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

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