Snow Goose

snow1A Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) was on Prospect Lake today. They are not uncommon in Jamaica Bay during the winter months, but don’t visit interior Brooklyn very often. Chen caerulescensAmong the most abundant waterfowl on the continent, Snow Geese are often seen in huge numbers on fallow fields and wetlands.

2 Responses to “Snow Goose”

  1. 1 Peggy Herron April 23, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    But he is all by himself , isn’t that very unusual ?

    • 2 mthew April 23, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Yes. Also seemed rather tame. And it’s late to be returning north for breeding. A few years ago, a few Snow Geese camped out for ages in Green-Wood Cemetery, where they were fed.

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