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Barnacle Goose B Hogan Point Road Digiscoping Photo 03-08-31

Barnacle Goose

This barnacle goose, Branta leucopsis, (right) is a Eurasian species that was photographed at a farm pond in the town of Greece near Rochester, NY on Aug 31, 2003. It was in a flock with about 200 Canada geese. Luckily for me, it was in front of the Canada goose, not behind it. The barnacle goose had a band on one leg. It is impossible to know for sure if it was a stray wild bird or an escaped domestic bird.