Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 16, 2013 Wild goose chase in Newfoundland over!

Up early and ready to continue the wild goose chase. I decided to give it one more try and look at Bowring Pond  before expanding our search area to include the original area the goose was found back in November. We arrived at the pond just after 8:00am and carefully scanned the hordes of wintering ducks. Within seconds I spotted the goose as it sat feeding on the ice. We had great views of this european  vagrant. We continued checking various open ponds in the city of St. John's and had great views of Tufted Duck and Eurasian Wigeon.     

The Pink-footed Goose is a casual visitor to North America from Europe. 

Pink-footed Goose 

A number of European and American Wigeon feed on exposed grass. 

A male Eurasian Wigeon  feeds in the open water.  

Female Tufted Duck 

Male Tufted Duck. 

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