Saturday, October 25, 2008

White-fronted Goose - Amherst, Oct 25th.

Hopefully this Greater White-fronted Goose on the Umass-Amherst Campus pond will mark a change of fortune in our local goose watching this fall. Despite numerous checks of this site and the power canal at Turner's Falls, the scarcer geese have been decidedly thin with no definitive Cackling Geese to date. This White-front turned up in late afternoon and wasn't present during my first pass of the campus pond around 1:30 pm. Other birds included about 300 Canada Geese and a single Common Yellowthroat.

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