Montlake Fill

Margaret Parkinson margparkie at attbi.com
Mon Mar 25 10:20:37 PST 2002


I have seent that goose too. I assumed it was some kind of a domestic
hybrid. However, I would be interested in hearing what others think.

Margaret Parkinson
Univeristy District, Seattle


----- Original Message -----
From: <RivaLeya at aol.com>
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Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2002 9:27 PM
Subject: Montlake Fill



> I am hoping for help identifying a goose I saw on January 27, 2002 and

today

> March 24, 2002 at the Montlake Fill. It is about the size of a Canada

Goose

> but with a thicker neck. It is all over whitish but not stark white.. Pink

> bill with a black tip. Face had a plump roundish cheek that was whiter

than

> the face but just a bit. On January 27 I saw it walking around the Big

Pond

> with Canada Geese and it had pink legs! Today I did not see its legs. It

was

> swimming in the canal between the cat tails and the Lake and then it was

> swimming in the Big Pond.

>

> Other Montlake birds this morning:

> Parking lot pond (E5lot)

> pair of Shovelors

> 3 Mallards

> 3 Green winged Teals

> Swallows (could use help here too!)

> Robins

> Canada Geese

>

> First Pond:

> 1 coot

> Red winged black bird

> 2 crows flew in

>

> Open Lake Washington

> 18 + cormorants

> Great Blue Heron flying

> Hooded Mergensers

> Common Mergensers

> Mystery Goose

> Buffleheads

>

> Big Pond:

> 3 coots

> 2 Male Ruddy Ducks

> 1 Male Shovelor

> Mystery Goose

>

> Bay:

> 4 Canada Geese

> 1 pair Gadwalls

> lots of coots

> Male Ring necked Duck

>

> Mud Flat

> 2 Turtles!

>

> Randy Joseph

> University District

> mail to: rivaleya at aol.com

>

>

>

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