Blue Morph Snow Goose at Veterans Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 18, 2015

I checked out the Veterans Park this morning in Milwaukee for the Blue Morph Snow Goose that was recently reported. It was present in a flock of about 20 Canada Geese. It did some preening and pulling out some old feathers while I was present. Thanks to Jennifer for finding and reporting this bird for others to see. A beautiful bird! Images were taken on September 18, 2015.

Blue Morph Snow Goose

Blue Morph Snow Goose

Blue Morph Snow Goose

Binomial name: Chen caerulescens

Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Size: 28-31” long, 53-56” wing span

Weight: 5.3-7.4 lb

Note: The dark color is controlled from a single gene.

Blue Morph Snow Goose with Canada Goose behind

Blue Morph Snow Goose with Canada Goose behind

Blue Morph Snow Goose eating

Blue Morph Snow Goose eating

Blue Morph Snow Goose with grass in the bill

Blue Morph Snow Goose with grass in the bill

Blue Morph Snow Goose working the feathers

Blue Morph Snow Goose preening

Blue Morph Snow Goose preening

Blue Morph Snow Goose preening

Blue Morph Snow Goose pulling out a feather

Blue Morph Snow Goose pulling out a feather

Blue Morph Snow Goose with a feather

Blue Morph Snow Goose with a feather

Blue Morph Snow Goose

Blue Morph Snow Goose

Blue Morph Snow Goose just getting a drink of water!

Blue Morph Snow Goose just getting a drink of water!

 Blue Morph Snow Goose on a trot

Blue Morph Snow Goose on a trot

Blue Morph Snow Goose

Blue Morph Snow Goose

 

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

2 Responses to Blue Morph Snow Goose at Veterans Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 18, 2015

  1. Annie says:

    Thanks again Jim. One never knows what is hidden amongst a flock of geese.

  2. Nan Wisherd says:

    Another enjoyable experience. Thanks much!

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