Cataract Lake White-fronted Goose
10 Apr 2018, 9:23 PM,
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Cataract Lake White-fronted Goose
I stopped in at Cataract Lake after work in the hopes of finding some shorebirds, but the visit turned out to be extremely ordinary aside from one very eye-catching Greater White-fronted Goose. I sighted the goose just before dark making photographing it impossible from my point of view, but I was able to get really nice views of it as it cruised around the waters a little ways off the middle of the south shore. Life bird for me, so very exciting! The goose didn't appear to be particularly associated with any of the several Canada flocks around the lake, but would vacillate between each of the groups.
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15 Apr 2018, 5:47 PM,
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RE: Cataract Lake White-fronted Goose
Search of Cataract Lake today from both ends found 22 species, but no Greater White-fronted Goose:

Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
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Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura eating a raccoon on the shoreline
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
American Coot Fulica americana
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Steller's Jay (Interior) Cyanocitta stelleri [diademata Group]
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
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