[Tweeters] LHG-Bellevue -- early Gr. White-fronted Goose

birdmarymoor at gmail.com birdmarymoor at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 12:32:36 PDT 2013


We’ve had single GWFG at Marymoor on 25-Aug-04 and 05-Sep-02 and 8 sightings
from the last half of September. It looks like the last week of September
or the first week of October are the usual first-arrival times.

What I can't figure out is why ONE goose goes flying off by itself, arriving
way early. Maybe it got separated from the flock and thought it needed to
catch up, not realizing it was ahead?

== Michael Hobbs
== www.marymoor.org/birding.htm
== BirdMarymoor at frontier.com

From: Pterodroma at aol.com
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2013 10:43 AM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] LHG-Bellevue -- early Gr. White-fronted Goose


Seems way early for such, but such it was, one lone GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE standing out all by it's elegant lonesome right smack in the middle of
the NE corner farm field at 156th Ave SE & SE 16th St(Bellevue) this
morning. Even a low flyover flock of ~35 Canada Geese didn't give it reason
to flinch, nor did the flyover Green Heron being escorted along by 2-3
Anna's Hummingbirds, nor the flyover Merlin either. In fact, 2 hrs later,
that GWFG was still there having hardly moved at all. Otherwise, slow
morning, no migrant types at all other than a few Swainson's Thrushes; only
1 Cedar Waxwing, and NO warblers, vireos, flycatchers, swallows, tanagers,
grosbeaks, zip! 2.0hrs, 27 species.

Richard Rowlett
Bellevue (Eastgate), WA




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