Posted by: atowhee | April 24, 2015

GOOSE, GOOSE, GOOSE

Klamath Basin, CA & OR:goose bankGreater White-fronted Geese, just passing through, line the bank of a canal in Lower Klamath NWR.  Like summer visitors to Le Plage. GOOSE GRP (1280x960) GOOSE GRP2 (1280x960) GOOSE GRP3 (1280x960) GOOSE GRP4 (1280x960)Gooseberry jam is popular among many with a sweet tooth.  A goose jam requires a much more finely attuned aesthetic sense.  Definitely not for the heavy of foot. GOOSE JAM (1280x960) ONE snogo (1280x960)  snogo eatzGOOE SWARMZ (1280x960) goose lineP2430207 (1280x960)This is the only white goose that we could identify as a Ross’s.  A far away snow bank could only be determined to contain geese sp.WHIT GOOSE (1280x960) WHITE GEESE (1280x960)The geese were abundant on both sides of Stateline Road in the Lower Klamath NWR.  No swans lingering that we could see.  Ducks galore, both dabblers and divers.

Klamath Basin-Hwy 97, Klamath, US-OR
Apr 23, 2015.  24 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Gadwall (Anas strepera)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  X
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)  X
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)  X
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  X
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  X
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)  X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  X

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