Greater White-fronted Goose at Veterans Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on February 27, 2017

Birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning I came across the Greater White-fronted Goose that was reported yesterday in with a flock of Canada Geese. It would be nice to photograph this beautiful goose in the water but you have to take what you can get. It seemed very comfortable grazing with about 30 Canada Geese near the lagoon. It did a small amount of resting and preening while I watched. It was a clear sky this morning with temps around 30, the wind off the lake made it feel like January. Images were taken on February 27, 2017.

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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

Range: We typically see more of these geese west of Lake Michigan as their migration route north is mainly more west of Wisconsin, Texas through the dakota’s to northern Canada and Alaska. Always a treat to see one on the lakefront in Milwaukee.

With a Canada Goose

With a Canada Goose

Grazing

Grazing

Grazing

Grazing

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Taking a break

Taking a break

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Grazing with some Canada Geese

Grazing with some Canada Geese

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The foot

The foot

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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.

4 Responses to Greater White-fronted Goose at Veterans Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on February 27, 2017

  1. Thomas Wood says:

    Excellent details in these photos, Jim. If the bird had been in the water you might not have been able to get those fantastic shots of the bill and legs.

  2. Gerald Haiar says:

    Great shots Jim. I have not yet seen one of these in WI.

  3. Rita Flores Wiskowski says:

    Love that you thought of getting close ups of its face and feet. We don’t often get a chance to see these so close and comfortable with us so it’s good to take advantage of those opportunities. Great shots as always.

  4. Nan Wisherd says:

    Super photos, Jim! Please send a few to northern Wisconsin.

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