Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008
Glendale Golf Course
Salt Lake City, Utah
(Emails from Keeli Marvel, 31 Dec 2008)
Greater White Fronted Goose, Graylag, or hybrid?
I was hoping to get some opinions on a goose I saw yesterday while I was
counting geese around Raging Waters and the Glendale Golf Course in Salt
Lake. It was hanging out with a small group of Canada Geese in the Raging
Waters parking lot. It looks less like a domestic and more like a wild
goose to me from its size and shape, but I don't have much experience
ID'ing geese. It doesn't have the large chest/belly like the domestics do,
but it also doesn't seem to have the dark chest coloration or a white band
on the tail like the field guides indicate it should, so I wasn't sure.
Photos by Keeli Marvel