[CT Birds] 3 Pink-Footed Geese? - Ferry Lane, South Winsor

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 16:18:30 EST 2012


I think #1 and #3 are the same bird. Aside from a very similar bill pattern the birds seem to show the same dark splotches at the side of the breast. I am not sure that the indentations you mention are not sn srtifact of the image

My two cents

Mark 

On Mar 3, 2012, at 3:52 PM, "Bill Asteriades" <Asterbunch at cox.net> wrote:

> After everybody left this morning, I relocated and started taking record pictures of the two Pink-Footed Geese spotted today in the distance at Ferry Lane in South Windsor.  The conditions were cloudy, rainy and cold - good for the geese and not good for picture taking.  I lost track of the first PF goose, which was easy to do due to the conditions and the thousands of geese wandering in the fields.  I  thought I found it in another area and took more pictures. Pictures seem to show that this may be a third PF Goose:
> 
> #1 pic's - shows a PF goose with a typical pink band in the bill with an indentation in the top of the bill;
> #2 pic's - shows a PF goose with a different pink band in the bill (probably the same bird seen in Windsor)
> #3 pic's - shows a PF goose with a typical pink band in the bill but no indentation in the top of the bill (probably the same one seen in Durham).
> 
> Bill Asteriades
> South Glastonbury, CT
> 
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