[Tweeters] Skagit Emperor Goose

Gary Bletsch garybletsch at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 14 13:29:18 PDT 2019

Dear Tweeters,
Mike Nelson asked me to let Tweeters know that he personally viewed the hunter's photo of an Emperor Goose that was seen on the weekend of October 5-6 on Fir Island. I don't remember what date the bird was seen by the hunters that weekend, but Mike said that the photo clearly showed an Emperor Goose, and not some other species. I don't think that Mike knows the name of the hunter or of his companion; I think Mike said that two men observed this goose, I think at Jensen Access.
I know someone who knows Maynard Axelson, and asked her to ask Maynard whether he is missing any Emperor Geese, since his waterfowl collection on Fir Island is a possible source of an escapee.
No birders were able to find the bird.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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