[CT Birds] Greater White Fronted Photos?

Brian Ahern-Wilson bahernwilson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 20:29:12 EST 2017


Here is a photo of what I am assuming is the Goose in question.  Taken
11/29/2017 at Fisher Meadows in Avon, CT.

Please let me know what the overall consensus is on the identification of
this particular bird.

Thank you.

Brian Ahern-Wilson
Bridgeport, CT

On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 4:20 PM David Lawton via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Dan,
>
> I saw the same goose today, which I described in an eBird report as a
> hybrid Canada x Greater White-fronted Goose.
>
> If there are no photos of a GWFG, I suspect there is only one
> (half-identified) bird.
>
> Cheers,
>
> David Lawton
> Avon, CT
>
>
>
> On Nov 22, 2017 4:34 PM, "Dan Rottino via CTBirds" <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>
> Does anyone have a photo of the reported Greater White Fronted Goose at
> Fisher Meadows Rec Area?  The reason I ask is that I recently saw an odd
> goose there that I thought was perhaps a hybrid of some kind domestic or
> wild and it did not appear to be a standard GWF.  I am wondering if a new
> bird has shown up or if it is the same.  I have seen several reports with
> no photos.  If anyone goes there soon, please consider taking and sharing a
> photo of it.  Thanks!
>
> Dan Rottino
> East Haddam, CT
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-alert at cornell.edu<mailto:ebird-alert at cornell.edu>>
> Date: November 22, 2017 at 2:08:24 PM EST
> To: Undisclosed recipients:;
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Connecticut Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (Greenland) (1 Hartford)
>
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> summary?sid=SN35614
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (Greenland) (Anser albifrons flavirostris) (1)
> - Reported Nov 22, 2017 11:30 by Iain Sorrell
> - Fisher Meadows Recreation Area, Hartford, Connecticut
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.7754596,-
> 72.8267469&ll=41.7754596,-72.8267469
> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40662607
> - Comments: "continuing bird reported by other birders. Sat among group of
> canada geese"
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