I was there around that time as well yesterday but did not get a look at
the Ross'. Was a gorgeous day though. How long do you think the geese
will be present at DCWMA?
> 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
> 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.
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
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