Upon arrival, the two small white geese were mixed in with some Canadas. I inspected them both closely as hybrids or intermediate birds are not uncommon. One bird looked great for a pure Ross's, while the other one left me with some uncertainty.
First, we have the good-looking adult Ross's Goose.
The second bird however, has a few intermediate traits.
|Small, white goose|
Ross's Goose is my 539th bird photographed this year. This photographic big year is an effort to raise awareness and funds for the American Bird Conservancy's work with endangered Hawaiian birds. To see how you can help, click here.
Still waiting to see a Philadelphia Vireo. I better hurry, the window is closing...