Sunday, December 26, 2010
MA - PINK-FOOTED GOOSE - 12/25
Pink-footed Goose - Concord, Middlesex Co., MA. December 25th, 2010. Bird appears in the center of all five images above. Third state record if accepted by the Massachusetts Avian Record Committee, but becoming increasingly frequent in autumn/winter in the New England states. Prior to this, we'd already Pink-footed Geese in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Susannah and I finally had a chance to catch up with the long staying Pink-footed Goose in the Concord/Lincoln area, a bird originally found George Cove in Sudbury on November 17th. Fortunately, we didn't have to scour too many flocks of Canada Geese and found a birder already digi-scoping the Pink-foot at the intersection of Rt 117 and Plainfield Road in Concord. It was pretty much goose watching 'par excellence' with an immature Snow Goose and an immature Greater White-fronted Goose in the same, relatively small, flock of Canada Geese. A super treat for Christmas Day as we drove our way across to Wakefield to join the family for Christmas dinner.
Snow Goose (upper left) and Greater White-fronted Goose (center right) with Canada Geese - Concord, Middlesex Co., MA. December 25th, 2010.