"Aleutian" Canada Goose at Bishop City Park

From: Chris Howard and Rosie Beach
Email: choward@telis.org
Date: 10/29/01
Time: 1:27:21 PM
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There was a Canada Goose that fit the description of the Aleutian race at the Bishop City Park today at lunch, 29 Oct. It was smaller than the 2 "Common" Canada Geese and had a distinctive white collar that wrapped nearly around it's neck. Just below the white collar was a darker band that blurred to light further down. This bird knew it was elite and didn't socialize with the other Canadas, choosing a group of wigeon instead.

I don't remember Aleutians being so "common" in the Eastern Sierra. Interesting there were serveral at Crowley on Friday, two at Furnace Creek yesterday, and now this. Neat!