Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Canada Goose at Estero Llano Grande, 7/3/15

 A couple of weeks ago Huck Hutchens and the gang found a Canada Goose right off the deck at Estero Llano Grande State Park.  This might not seem like a big deal but it was a new Hidalgo County bird for all of us who keep county lists.  "Canada" type geese are very rare in the Rio Grande Valley in winter and one in the summer is unprecedented.  I saw some Cackling Geese years ago at the Sugar House Pond but this was my first Valley Canada Goose.  Luckily it was a pretty big one and easy to ID.  Could it be an escaped bird? Hard to say but it only hung around that afternoon and was never seen again.

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