Thursday, 19 September 2013

Snow Goose at Ellacott Lookout

Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
at Ellacott Lookout
Cambridge, ON
14 September 2013

    John Lichty and I went to check the Great Egret Ardea alba roost at Ellacott Lookout at the crack of dawn on Saturday 14 September. After sunup, having counted the egrets, we scanned the area to see what else was present, and were both delighted and surprised to locate this Snow Goose with a group of Canada Geese Branta canadensis. It was quite foggy, certainly not ideal conditions for photography, but John was able to capture this image. Shortly afterwards, the Snow Goose flew off to the east with a number of Canada Geese. I have not heard whether it has been seen subsequently.

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