Not Just Any Goose: Greater White-fronted Goose (1)

Photo of Greater White-fronted Goose

Last Friday, I drove to Berwick, ME on a wild goose chase. Earlier in the week, various birders (and eBirders) had reported a Greater White-fronted Goose accompanying a flock of Canada Geese along Blackberry Hill Road, and, as luck would have it, the bird was still present. The orange legs and bill and smaller size made the bird pretty easy to spot. Adult Greater White-fronted Geese have white patches just behind their bills (hence White-fronted), but immature birds, like this one, lack this facial feature.

Photo of Greater White-fronted Goose

Note: Please excuse today's fuzzy photos -- they were taken through a spotting scope from a few hundred feet away.

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