Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Far Eastern Ontario Geese

In mid April I was out in Eastern Ontario doing some day-long soul-sucking type work! Ross Wood happened to be doing the same, and despite our lack of free time, we still managed to get out to a goose hot-spot and enjoy the show. Some photos:

Our ebird checklist from the (abvoe) morning photos - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17927283

Record photo of the Ross's Goose we had - (you can only see the head)... We had limited time to scan, leaving us wondering how many more could be around...

It was my first time seeing huge flocks of "Greater" Snow Geese - they're really freakin big! (I had seen the subspecies before, just not thousands)..

The "Snow's" were all in once place - whereas huge groups of Canada's were all over the place... I have little doubt that Ross and I would have nailed a Pink-footed with a day of free time to bird ;)

Some other highlights were a Sandhill Crane and 6 Tundra Swans (some shown above) - decent birds for far-eastern Ontario methinks?

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