I managed to find a single immature Ross's Goose in a flock of about 2,500
Snow Goose at the Dead Creek Goose Viewing area yesterday evening. When I
arrived around 3:00 PM the flock was located in and on both sides of the
corn field in front of the platform. I first spotted the Ross's to the right
side of the corn where it was being shooed away fairly aggressively by a
Snow Goose. ID was made by the very obvious size difference and the more
limited gray on the body. It disappeared into the corn for about an hour,
then the entire flock moved to the area in and around the pond to the left
of the platform where I located it again. This time it was feeding
vigorously but raised it's head a few times allowing me to get a good look
at the smaller bill.
All of this happened to the backdrop of an amazingly beautiful sunset
complemented on the other side by a lovely nearly full moon.
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