Greater White-fronted Goose Hanging With Canada Geese
Considered a rare sighting for the east coast, more and more single Greater White-fronted Geese are now being reported seen in a flock of Canada Geese during our winter seasons.
I’ve had two nearby single sightings being reported on eBird off and on for two months, one within three miles of my house, the other seven miles.
This goose would be a new lifer for me, and being so close, you’d think this one would be easy. Not! I’ve been to both locations numerous times without any luck.
Couple days ago that changed. Another reported sighting at one of the locations again, so I headed there to the Chestertown Wastewater Treatment Plant. It’s a distance to view, as you can only park alongside the fence on the road passing by the pond. No entrance is allowed onto the property itself.
There was a guy using a scope when I had pulled up. I walked over to him and asked if there was anything exciting out there besides the normal. He said the Greater White-fronted Goose was out there napping. 🤪
I might have gotten a little too excited, I was “where, where” lol. I did tell him it’d be a lifer for me. He helped me out and I got my eye on it, head tucked in, napping away.
Every so often the Greater White-fronted Goose would pop up its head and look around. Then tuck back down for another rest.
Welcome to my bird lifer list #255 Greater White-fronted Goose! 🤗💃😊
White-fronted Goose and Canada Geese
Well, that surely made my day! I was beginning to think it was going to be next winter to possibly get lucky. 🙂
A final photo of the Canada Geese always there, I took this next photo at the same location another day, sharing for artsy fun.
Canada Geese resting on pipe
(foreground discoloring is marsh grasses I was shooting through)