Ross’s Goose at Bay View Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on January 29, 2017

I spent some time today trying to catch up with the Ross’s Goose that made a quick stop yesterday as reported at South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee. I found it early afternoon hanging out with some Canada Geese at Bay View Park on the lakefront. This is a grass area and it would have been nice to get it in the water, but you have to take what you can get I guess. It was a cloudy day with a good breeze from the west, cold temps around 25 degrees with an occasional light snow flurry. Images were taken on January 29th and on the 31st, 2017.

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Ross’s Goose

Binomial name: Chen rossii

Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Size: 23” long, 45” wing span

Weight: 2.7 lb

Range: An exciting visitor that is usually spotted a couple times a year in the state. The breeding range for this species is northern Canada, and migrates to parts of southwest US and Mexico.

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Grazing

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Grazing with the Canada Geese

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Grazing with the Canada Geese

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With a Canada Goose in the background

With a Canada Goose in the background

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Ross’s Goose with a few flurries

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

Preening

A quick rest

A quick rest

Grazing

Grazing

Grazing

Grazing

A stratch

A scratch

Ross's Goose with a Canada Goose

Ross’s Goose with a Canada Goose

Just looking

Just looking

Grazing together

Grazing together

A little fluffed up

A little fluffed up

At you

At you

One foot up

One foot up

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The back view

The back view