Date: 3/14/21 2:10 pm
From: gregg_recer <gregg_recer...>
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake
checking ebird photos from the tundra BG in the Philadelphia area over dec
20 - jan 21; very similar looking in terms of the bill pattern and shape;
possibly the same individual?

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer...> wrote:

> wow, excellent. The best photos I could come up with included in this
> ebird checklist. Back and flank tone very similar and dark in full
> side-view photos. Hard to make much on the tail, but one side view seems to
> show very little white edging. All consistent with bean. Limited orange
> band on the bill indicative of Tundra? Forehead shape should be somewhat
> steeper/less sloped compared to Taiga; photos might be consistent with
> somewhat steeper forehead.
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S83402693
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:32 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...>
> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>
>
> --
> Gregg Recer
> <gregg_recer...>
>


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