From the new Viewing shack - not visible on Google
among a thousand black geese, one Waldo
Headed back up north after a really nice meeting in the Lower Rio Grande Valley with the other urban biologists.
Saw a whole slew of geese and sandhill cranes in these agricultural fields, so I stopped to take a closer look.
The greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) is a species of goose. The greater white-fronted goose is closely related to the smaller lesser white-fronted goose (A. erythropus). In Europe it has been known as simply "white-fronted goose"; in North America it is known as the greater white-fronted goose (or "greater whitefront"), and this name is also increasingly adopted internationally. It is named for the patch of white feathers bordering the base of its bill. But even more...