On 17 February
2006, Bob Hughes and Kanae Hirabayashi found two Ross's Geese at Montrose
Point with a flock of close to 30 Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens).
This was pretty exciting as Ross's Goose had never previously been
confirmed in Lincoln Park. Word spread; John Purcell called me at
home and I was able to squeeze in a visit before going to work. There
was also a probable hybird Ross's x Snow Goose in the flock.
Here is one
of the two Ross's Geese with some blue morph and white morph Snow
Here is a
photo showing both Ross's Geese.
In the following
photo there are three birds. A Ross's Goose is on the right, and a
Snow Goose is in the middle. I'm not sure whether that's the second
Ross's Goose on the left or the hybrid.
page was last updated on 18 February 2006.
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