Monday, November 26, 2012

Snow! goose that is...

Spent a good portion of the day at East Fork with another birder looking for the Red-necked Grebe that was photographed here yesterday.  While we spotted a grebe that looked different from the Pied and Horned Grebes that were near it, it was just too far away to make any kind of conclusions.

After leaving East Fork, I decided to check a local park that is not too far from me to see if anything good was hiding out here.  I have seen some good things here in the past.

As soon as I arrived at the park and pulled into the parking lot for the playground, I noticed a flock of Canada Geese.  I was hoping something was with them.  I soon spotted a white goose, but I passed it off as one of the domestics I have seen here before.  I got out of the car and walked down to the pond to discover that is was a Snow Goose!

Snow Goose at Washington Twp. Park

Snow Goose at Washington Twp. Park

Snow Goose at Washington Twp. Park

The flock decided to get out of the water and graze before flying back to the pond.

Snow Goose at Washington Twp. Park

A very nice end to the day!  (The forecast for tonight says snow, but with temps near 50° F when I write this at 8pm, I doubt it.)

*For local birders, the address for this park is 2238 State Route 756, Moscow Ohio, 45153 which maps to here:

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