Greater White-fronted Goose on the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on September 14, 2016

I was on my way home from birding the quiet lakefront this morning in Milwaukee when I got a text from Dan Wutkowski. The text was of a Greater White-fronted Goose that had just landed on the Fox River in downtown Waukesha. Thank you Dan! It had just landed in with a flock of Canada Geese that just arrived. When I arrived at the location in Waukesha it was in the middle of the river hanging with the Canada Geese. It remained there for about 20 minutes with the geese. Then out of the corner of my eye I saw some geese doing some wing splashing. After that I looked for the Greater White-fronted Goose and it was no longer present. This bird is considered rare for this date at this location. Short lived event but was a treat to see this bird! Images were taken on September 14, 2016

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Greater White-fronted Goose

Binomial name: Anser albifrons

Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Size: 28” long, 53” wing span

Weight: 4.8 lb

Greater White-fronted Goose hanging out in the middle of the river with Canada Geese

Greater White-fronted Goose hanging out in the middle of the river with Canada Geese, it usually stayed with the flock

Greater White-fronted Goose with a Canada Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose going down for some food

Greater White-fronted Goose with a Canada Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose with a Canada Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose stretching

Greater White-fronted Goose hanging with the flock Canada Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose hanging with the flock of Canada Geese

Greater White-fronted Goose, looks like a little pressure is being put on here by the Canada Geese

Greater White-fronted Goose, looks like a little pressure is being put on here by the Canada Geese

Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose hanging out

Greater White-fronted Goose hanging out

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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.

3 Responses to Greater White-fronted Goose on the Fox River in Waukesha Wisconsin on September 14, 2016

  1. Annie says:

    Awesome pics Jim. Always so focused and realistic looking like we could have been right next to you. I guess one needs to scope out those flocks of geese a little closer to see what is mixed in….thanks again for sharing

  2. Jackie says:

    Have you seen the snow goose at Riverwalk
    Apts on the Fox River? It is gorgeous but
    does not hang with the others. She swims
    alone most mornings and she is lovely!

  3. John Thoele says:

    Greater White Fronted Goose spotted in Jim Martin park in De Pere Wisconsin on Oct 21 2018. Just one with a flock Canadian Geese.

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