Weird Goose; Ducks in the dark, Jan. 24, 2012

The Greater White-fronted Goose of Bridgewater was at rest at the front lawn of Duke Island park this afternoon with the usual 600+ Canada Geese.

What struck this observer’s eye was one of the weirdest Geese witnessed this year. It looks like a Canada Goose grabbed by the neck and dipped in bleach. Since the body of this goose resembles the color of a certain wall-repair paste maybe it can be called…the Spackling Goose.

Jamie Glydon had an interesting experience this evening. He passed Budd Lake towards dusk, too dark to identify the gulls. He then drove up to Clark Drive in Mount Olive Township to see the Redhead pond. Even though it was dark, he had an “enlightening” moment. He was able to see three of the Redheads by lamplight.

Note: Yesterday’s Iceland and Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Homestead Road in Hillsborough were not seen today.

Submitted by Jonathan Klizas

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3 Responses to Weird Goose; Ducks in the dark, Jan. 24, 2012

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