[wisb] UW-Madison Campus Snow Goose
- From: Peter Fissel <pfissel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisconsin Birding Network <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 21:04:36 -0500
After work today, I went out to see the Snow Goose previously reported by Mark Hodgson. Mark had emailed me just before I left that the goose was near the ponds by the Natatorium athletic fields. I found it feeding near the lakeshore bike path with a few Canada Geese. I was able to get within about 40 meters before it snapped to full alert - definitely behaved like a wild bird, and was clearly a Snow Goose, not a domestic hybrid. It was very wary whenever someone went by on the bike path. After viewing the goose (amazingly, a "year bird" for me - very few around here in migration this spring,) I went out to Pheasant Branch for a little while. Just east of the Park St. deadend, I heard a partial call that I tried to turn into a Summer Tanager, but it wasn't repeated. A Wood Thrush was in full song, and later, north of Century Ave., I heard a Black-throated Green singing (still haven't seen one this year.) Also had a Louisiana WT on my way back to Park St. West of Park, a couple of Swainson's Thrushes were bathing in the stream, and I had another Waterthrush (probably Northern, based on the quick glimpse I had) by the duckweed pond. Hoping for a fallout tomorrow for the Turville Warbler Walk... Peter Fissel Madison, Dane co. #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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