[mou] Snow Goose - Locke Park (Anoka County)

rdunlap at gac.edu rdunlap at gac.edu
Thu Oct 18 10:12:22 EDT 2007

At least in the first photo it does appear that the bird is somewhat  
smaller than the Canada Goose; however, notice that this bird is  
behind the Canada Goose in the same image, and thus its size is  
distorted by perspective. In the next two images, its size looks  
appropriate for a Snow Goose.

Also, the bill has the quite noticeable "grin" patch of a Snow Goose,  
and is not short and stubby as on a Ross's Goose.

Bob Dunlap

Quoting Steve Weston <sweston2 at comcast.net>:

> I can not see enough detail and it may be larger than it appears, but
> from the pictures this looks like a Ross's Goose to me.
> Steve Weston
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jason Bolish" <jbolish5565 at comcast.net>
> To: "Minnesota MOU" <mou-net at moumn.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9:50 AM
> Subject: [mou] Snow Goose - Locke Park (Anoka County)
>> Right now there is a Snow Goose with a flock of Canada Geese in the parking
>> lot on the North side of Columbia Arena in Fridley (University Ave & 69th
>> Ave.)  I noticed a bright white Goose in with the Canada's when they were
>> landing.  With the GWF Goose showing up in Eden Prairie this week with
>> Canadas, who knows what will be next.
>> There are some pics with comparison to Canada Goose here:
>> http://www.bolioshot.com/photography/images/sng1rc1017.jpg
>> http://www.bolioshot.com/photography/images/sng2rc1017.jpg
>> http://www.bolioshot.com/photography/images/sng3rc1017.jpg

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