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Checklist S9955935

 
Location
Jennings Chapel Rd./Colton Court (private fields), Howard County, Maryland, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:32 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
20
Duration:
15 minute(s)
Observers:
Allen Lewis List , Bill Hubick , Emmalyn Holdridge List , Harry Fink List , Jeff Culler List , Jim Stasz List , Joe Hanfman List , John Dennehy List , Kathy Calvert List , Marshall Iliff List , Nancy Magnusson List , Russ Ruffing List , Scott Berglund List , Scott Housten List , Tom Feild List , Warren Cummings List , Worthing West List
Species
16 species total
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*** First state record found on 2/20/12 by Nick Lund. Continuing nearby today, where it was relocated by Jeff Culler and Joe Hanfman. Studied and thoroughly enjoyed by dozens over the course of the day. ID straightforward, noting all of the following: much smaller than surrounding Canada Geese; small pink bill dark at tip and base; lack of white front; brown head and neck darkest on face and becoming lighter down the neck; silvery gray upperparts; white line on flanks; distinctly pink legs; belly light-colored and lacking the dark "specklebelly" lines of GWFG; white undertail. Although former captivity isn't generally discussed as a major concern with this species, we observed and photographed the presence of both halluces. Note also the presence of five Richardson's Cackling Geese in the flock, which lends further support to natural vagrancy. (Again, not much of a concern, but noted for completeness.) Truly awesome!

© Nancy Magnusson

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Digiscoped.

© Nancy Magnusson

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Digiscoped.

© Jeff Culler

© Jeff Culler

© Joe Hanfman

© Jim Stasz

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© Bill Hubick

© Bill Hubick

© Bill Hubick

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* Rare. A high count for the area. Presence lends additional support to the natural origins of the Pink-footed Goose present today.

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Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes