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Re: Goose report redound

Megan Westervelt
 

We currently have the bean goose. In water of socks of Harvest and Hearth off Stafford Bridge Rd. 

Megan  


On Mar 16, 2021, at 10:29 AM, zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:


The bean goose and the CANG flock it was with just reportedly flew off to the northwest in the direction
Of Saratoga Lake.  

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
The bean-goose was just reported on Facebook at the junction of routes 70 and 71, which would be roughly here Dropped pin
https://goo.gl/maps/v3MPBVTW6hKYN8r18.  The report is from Chris Carpist via Joshua Stuart Rose.
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Current weather at Saratoga vicinity

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Re: Goose report

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

The bean goose and the CANG flock it was with just reportedly flew off to the northwest in the direction
Of Saratoga Lake.  

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
The bean-goose was just reported on Facebook at the junction of routes 70 and 71, which would be roughly here Dropped pin
https://goo.gl/maps/v3MPBVTW6hKYN8r18.  The report is from Chris Carpist via Joshua Stuart Rose.
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Goose report

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

The bean-goose was just reported on Facebook at the junction of routes 70 and 71, which would be roughly here Dropped pin
https://goo.gl/maps/v3MPBVTW6hKYN8r18.  The report is from Chris Carpist via Joshua Stuart Rose.
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Goose update

Lindsey Duval <lindsey.duval@...>
 

I'm just now leaving the Marine Boat Launch at Saratoga Lake and no other birders are present. I stayed from about noon until 5:50 pm and the Bean Goose has sadly been a no show up to this point. There was a small group of Canadas on the shore by the trailer park but not much Goose movement in or out of the site all afternoon. 

Lindsey D. 


Pink-footed Goose and Golden Eagle at Wrights Loop South at 2:28 pm today.

Scott Varney
 

Stopped by to Wrights Loop (south entrance) after work and found the Pink-footed Goose in a line of geese closest to the road...sheer luck with only my bins in the car and no scope.  Great views until a Golden Eagle flew overhead and all birds left the field to take refuge on the river...hoping they come back!  

Scott Varney
Salem, NY


Goose update

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

No sign of the Bean-Goose yet this morning, but Jay McGowan found a Pink-Footed Goose at the southern end of Wright’s Loop in Stillwater (a county first for Saratoga.). Jay also found a Cackling Goose north of the bridge in Stillwater.  

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
Albany
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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Continuing the ID discussion - Tom Johnson contacted me and agrees that this is likely the ON/PA bird.  Tundra/Taiga is a messy ID but that bird seems to have been accepted as Tundra by most.  The fairly strong grin patch and shortish bill with limited orange should point towards Tundra over Taiga.  (NYSARC may have to rule on this one.) Pink-footed goose is smaller than this bird, with a shorter bill, darker breast, grayer back, and whiter tail.  Kudos to David DiSiena for initially finding this bird and to Gregg and Cathy for relocating it and getting IDable photos.  This is a first state record.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 5:09 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
checking ebird photos from the tundra BG in the Philadelphia area over  dec 20 - jan 21; very similar looking in terms of the bill pattern and shape; possibly the same individual?

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
wow, excellent. The best photos I could come up with included in this ebird checklist. Back and flank tone very similar and dark in full side-view photos. Hard to make much on the tail, but one side view seems to show very little white edging. All consistent with bean. Limited orange band on the bill indicative of Tundra? Forehead shape should be somewhat steeper/less sloped compared to Taiga; photos might be consistent with somewhat steeper forehead.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:32 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
It’s a bean goose, probably tundra.  Being seen now in the trailer park next to state boat launch.  

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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Re: Goose access info

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

If the goose isn’t at the lake tomorrow it’s worth checking nearby spots along the Hudson like Lock 2, where this bird was first seen on Friday by David DiSiena, or Saratoga Sod Farm, where several thousand Canada Geese have been congregating recently.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 6:28 PM Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie@...> wrote:
Despite the sign saying “Open to the public “ the RV trailer campground is not accessible.

The state boat launch is open but the goose has been playing nip and tuck amongst the trailers and has not been seen in about an hour. It is probably resting with the flock of 20 or so Canada Geese.

Rich Guthrie





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Goose access info

Richard Guthrie
 

Despite the sign saying “Open to the public “ the RV trailer campground is not accessible.

The state boat launch is open but the goose has been playing nip and tuck amongst the trailers and has not been seen in about an hour. It is probably resting with the flock of 20 or so Canada Geese.

Rich Guthrie


Tundra Bean Goose Saratoga Lake

Richard Guthrie
 

The Goose has been identified as a Tundra Bean Goose It was last seen, but likely still around, walking among the trailers in a RV cp next to the State Boat Launch on NY Rt. 9 P ( off Exit 14 of the Northway I-87)

Rich Guthrie


Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

I would think so

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 5:09 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
checking ebird photos from the tundra BG in the Philadelphia area over  dec 20 - jan 21; very similar looking in terms of the bill pattern and shape; possibly the same individual?

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
wow, excellent. The best photos I could come up with included in this ebird checklist. Back and flank tone very similar and dark in full side-view photos. Hard to make much on the tail, but one side view seems to show very little white edging. All consistent with bean. Limited orange band on the bill indicative of Tundra? Forehead shape should be somewhat steeper/less sloped compared to Taiga; photos might be consistent with somewhat steeper forehead.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:32 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
It’s a bean goose, probably tundra.  Being seen now in the trailer park next to state boat launch.  

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

checking ebird photos from the tundra BG in the Philadelphia area over  dec 20 - jan 21; very similar looking in terms of the bill pattern and shape; possibly the same individual?


On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
wow, excellent. The best photos I could come up with included in this ebird checklist. Back and flank tone very similar and dark in full side-view photos. Hard to make much on the tail, but one side view seems to show very little white edging. All consistent with bean. Limited orange band on the bill indicative of Tundra? Forehead shape should be somewhat steeper/less sloped compared to Taiga; photos might be consistent with somewhat steeper forehead.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:32 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
It’s a bean goose, probably tundra.  Being seen now in the trailer park next to state boat launch.  

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

wow, excellent. The best photos I could come up with included in this ebird checklist. Back and flank tone very similar and dark in full side-view photos. Hard to make much on the tail, but one side view seems to show very little white edging. All consistent with bean. Limited orange band on the bill indicative of Tundra? Forehead shape should be somewhat steeper/less sloped compared to Taiga; photos might be consistent with somewhat steeper forehead.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:32 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
It’s a bean goose, probably tundra.  Being seen now in the trailer park next to state boat launch.  

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

It’s a bean goose, probably tundra.  Being seen now in the trailer park next to state boat launch.  

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 3:53 PM gregg recer <gregg.recer@...> wrote:
gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

gotta admit that didn't occur to us. I'm going through the photos now; no flight shots, so views of tail or upper-wing surface are likely limited. Seems like back/folded wings contrast dark compared to chest color. I put this is ebird for the moment as goose sp., with discussion; and photos/further observations hopefully clarifying the ID.
Thanks Zach.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:49 PM zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...> wrote:
This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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Re: possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

This looks suspiciously bean-gooseish.  Try to get photos of the tail if possible 

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM gregg_recer <gregg_recer@...> wrote:
Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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possible Pink-footed Goose, Saratoga lake

gregg_recer
 

Cathy and I are now looking at another Anser goose at the state boat launch at the outlet of Saratoga lake. appears to be a Pink-footed, perhaps the same as reported a couple of days ago by David de Siena at lock 2? with canadas on shore edge north of the bridge on the east side close to the corner of the entry road. 

this one has a dark brown head and neck with dark striations on the side of the neck, no white on the face, a stubby dark bill with limited orangey toward the tip. the leg color is more orange than pink, but some pfgo photos seem to show the color as variable. close views of some photos show pink toes vs more orange tibio-tarus. preliminary back of camera and digiscope shots attached. 

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gwf goose - Saratoga sod farms

gregg_recer
 

Cathy and I are watching a greater white-fronted goose among the thousands of canadas currently at the sod farms south of wright's loop. it's presently a needle/haystack challenge in the wet ditch running N-S through the field along the s leg of the loop. it was initially much easier to pick out in a small group way toward the east end of the fields. 

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Re: SundayVischers Ferry

Robert S Pastel
 

Forgot black ducks, am widgeons.

Robert S. Pastel

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:27 PM, Robert S Pastel <rspastel@gmail.com> wrote:

Hooded mergs, gadwalls, pied billed grebe, gw teal, 3 eagles harrowing ducks (not very successfully), also many wood ducks in flooded area off of tall spruce trail near toll path.

Robert S. Pastel

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