Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Greylag Goose in CT



On Feb 22, 2009 Greg Hanisek found a wild-type Greylag Goose in Wallingford, CT. The Wallingford area farm fields and reservoirs have been a haven for Greenland geese over the years (including several Canadas banded in Greenland, several Greenland Greater White-fronted Geese, and Barnacle Goose).

Several aspects of this sighting are intriguing, hinting that we should take a close look at this bird and the possibilty that it may be a wild occurence. Here are some photos.



















- NB

6 comments:

  1. Went for the insurance policy then eh ;)

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  2. I hope it wasn't the same bird eating crackers today!

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  3. Can't wait for that ARCC meeting....

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    1. Hi Nick,

      I saw this goose at that location on March 16, 2009. What was the final decision of the ARCC? Thanks, Rene Laubach

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    2. Hi Rene, the ARCC accepted the record.

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  4. This goose, or somethng quite similar, has been hanging out with a group of Canada Geese on Highland Lake in Winsted of a week or 10 days. I'll try and get a picture. I'm trying to figure out exactly what it is (I see it daily). sgf557@aol.com

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