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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mystery Goose sp. over Queensbury

                               W T F  are these geese ?

Just getting back to work after lunch when I spied these 6 goose sp flying over the garage >NW, very high and sauntering rather than the usual direct goose flight, they even stopped wingbeats to glide momentarily .
Managed  the 2 photos with the pocket camera but no ID as yet. The pointed wings stood out making me think , looking at them on the camera, Cormorant but on the computer they are geese. Zoomed well in they look  to have a dark neck and lighter body, Canada type but the flight was all wrong and the wing shape.
Answers on a postcard please or just a comment will do.
BS

7 comments:

NigelK said...

As per our mobile chat,these do need lookin into, so I'll have a gander (hehehe).
That dodgy maybe Shoveller at far side of Raggalds flood was a male teal despite the long spatulate appearance of the beak. No excuses,I dropped a clanger there.
Nowt on Soil Hill apart from single Mipit, Goldfinch and Denise.

Brian Sumner . said...

My entry/ photo 11th Nov shows the same, a large looking bill, problem is we never see this sp to study them, good that the flood is holding them

NigelK said...

Spent some time lookin up gooses and even geese. Have a look at the wing shapes and body contours of these PFG shown in this link:
http://www.oiseaux.net/photos/jules.fouarge/oie.a.bec.court.2.html#monde

Brian Sumner . said...

I would say you,re right there Nigel, the photo on the link is bang on for the slender wing shape. Thanks for taking the trouble.

AndyC said...

good to get photo Bri ,and I agree with PFG..very nice

DJSutcliffe said...

Got to be pinkies by the look of it. Bet you we're glad you had camera to hand!

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks all,the strange flight that threw me on these birds could have meant they were going to land locally as they didnt have the usual direct head down migration mode.
One of the advantages of always having a camera in your pocket.