While searching today to see if the Snow Goose from a week ago was still around I chanced upon a gorgeous adult Barnacle Goose in a flock of Canadas in an area that locals refer to as Layman's Pond. Best access for viewing is at the back side of the pond. Heading north on Rt. 220 out of Daleville, turn left on Rt. 675 (Glebe Road) and proceed to the first main right hand turn, which will be Orchard Lake Drive. Proceed past Daleville Pond, which will be on your left, and turn right onto Fairview Drive. This is a loop road that will take you to a viewing spot. Please respect the property rights of those along this road. The owner of the land with the pond is not all that friendly with birders, as he respects his privacy. It is likely, as with most inland sightings of this specie, that it's origin will be placed in question as this is said to be a common goose kept in captivity, and not a countable bird for we listers, but it is worthwhile seeing. Best of luck and good birding. Tad Finnell tadcipiter@xxxxxxx You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.