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Ross's Goose in VT?

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I made a trek to see the Snow geese in northern VT today and wound up viewing a flock of about 1700 by my count.  I searched through the flock with my scope looking for a Ross's, but didn't spot one.  I do have scads of pics of the birds on the ground that I will try to sort through to pick one out.  Sort of like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.  I didn't want to scare them off, so they weren't really close, making it all the harder.  I was looking at some flight shots, and there is one goose that might fit.  It does look smaller and seem to have a shorter bill.  Not sure if you can actually call it from these photos.i-2WBXRqs-XL.jpg

Top right in this photo


Second bird from bottom right in this photo


Bottom bird on the left in this one.

I think it is the same bird in all 3 photos, but can't be positive. Maybe too hard to tell in flight, but thought I'd run it by the folks here.

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2 minutes ago, IvoryBillHope said:

From what I can tell, these are all Snow Geese. 

Agreed. It's tough to tell, but I don't see anything that I would definitely call a Ross's.  The birds you mention aren't really that much smaller, and still appear to have a grin patch.  They may be Lesser Snow Geese.

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