Greater White-fronted Goose
From Mike Hiotis:
Mid-afternoon today I had the Greater White-fronted Goose close to the driveway at Lyons Veteran’s Hospital on the west side fields. This is the entrance drive off Valley Road. Judging from your photos (see this post) somewhat showing the birds top 3 dark belly bands tapering out to the flanks it may be the same bird seen at the Lord Stirling horse farm?
Up to 6 Sandhill Cranes continue on Randolph Road, Franklin Township (many observers). It may be a “get these birds while you can” scenario. Development is taking over the area including fields where the Cranes have fed in the past. Lot by lot, Randolph Road’s neighboring fields are falling to the bulldozer.