[CT Birds] Fishers Meadow Goose

Jeff Levesque jefnel1 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 24 21:01:10 EST 2017


On Saturday 11/11/17 I saw the bird that’s been reported as a Greater White-fronted Goose swimming on the west side of the lake at Fishers Meadow in Avon.  Pictures are available here: https://www.facebook.com/JeffLevesquePhotography/photos/a.1990377477897212..1073741830.1837660193168942/1990377487897211/?type=3&theater <https://www.facebook.com/JeffLevesquePhotography/photos/a.1990377477897212.1073741830.1837660193168942/1990377487897211/?type=3&theater>

I visited Fisher’s Meadow again today, 11/24 and did not find the bird but talked to others who saw it and discussed it’s potential hybrid status.  I’m providing the photos to hopefully get a definitive answer.  The bird has yellow/orange legs as evidenced in the picture.

On 11/11 and 11/24 I also saw a surprisingly tame Pale-bellied Brant - perhaps 1st year since the neck band isn’t fully developed yet.  The bird can be viewed eating grass at the edge of the soccer field along the main parking lot and is unfazed by people.  Picture is available here:
https://www.facebook.com/JeffLevesquePhotography/photos/a.1990377477897212..1073741830.1837660193168942/1990377487897211/?type=3&theater <https://www.facebook.com/JeffLevesquePhotography/photos/a.1990377477897212.1073741830.1837660193168942/1990377487897211/?type=3&theater>


Jeff Levesque
Glastonbury, CT


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