Team Pipit indulged in a drive to Dead Creek today and was rewarded with
good close views of an immature Ross's Goose at the goose-viewing area.
Viewing was relatively easy (emphasis on relatively), since there were
only 100 or so Snow Geese feeding close to the viewing road. There were
hundreds, even thousands, more in the distance or in the air.
The bird was much whiter than the numerous immature Snow Geese near by -
and also, of course, much smaller. The small conical bill was
darkish and there was a bit of grayish wash on the back of the head.
Along Farr Cross Road in Addison we had a Palm Warbler, a Blue-headed
Vireo and a Hermit Thrush as well as numerous Yellow-rumps and
sparrows. Also several Eastern Bluebirds.
And in Bristol the three Sandhill Cranes showed well in their favorite
field along the Bristol-Monkton Road.