> I saw a Greater White-fronted Goose on Saturday at about 2 pm in the farm field to the north of the Brilyea Access Road. It was at the front edge of the large flocks of Snow Geese and Canada Geese that were gathered there.
> The bird was dark brownish gray with a white undertail and lower belly. Its head and face were dark but there was white in front of the eye and around the bill and on the face and forehead. The bill was yellowish pink. The bird seemed a bit smaller than the snow geese in back of it, but that was hard to determine. It was not in a family group as far as I could tell.
> The bird was sitting in the plowed dirt piles and I could not see the orange legs or the white tip end of the tail. The bird did not have a white flank line.
> However, the white on the front of the face and forehead was very distinct as was the pale, yellow-pink bill. The bird was preening and I watched the it for about 10 minutes and then a good portion of the whole group flew off when a red-tailed hawk set them up. I was not able to locate it again.
172 Woodbury Road
Burlington, VT 05408