Snow Goose at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on March 9, 2018

A little birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning provided nice views of a Snow Goose juvenile at Lakeshore State Park. The Snow Goose hung out with about 20-25 Canada Geese. They all grazed on the short turf grass while I was there. Eventually the flock thinned out as groups of 3-4 left the area for one reason or another, that is what they do. A flock of about 8 with the Snow Goose in it were the last ones to leave and that was it. There was very little interaction with all the geese, they just grazed. That was it for birds to note around that area. Not much action in the images, but that is just how it was. It was a nice sunny day but the north wind kept it feeling like winter. Images were taken on March 9, 2018.

The Snow Goose, juvenile with ice in the bill…

Getting some ice…

Grazing…

More grazing…

Getting some ice…

Snow Goose grazing with a Canada Goose…

Taking a look around with grass in the bill…

Closeup

The walk…

On alert!

Grazing away…

Grazing…

Snow Goose at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on March 12, 2016

The beautiful Snow Goose that has been reported gave nice views early this morning at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee. This adult Snow Goose either foraged along the grass area or swam in the water on the south end of the pond. Eating seemed to be its highest priority this morning. This was my 3rd try for this goose that had been reported, as it is not always present. Thanks to Lee for updates on this goose and a very early phone call this morning from Bruce that it was present this morning, I made a quick run for it and finally saw this beauty! Images were taken on March 12, 2016.

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Stretching

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

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Taking a drink

Preening

Preening

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Foraging

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Foraging

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Foraging

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Foraging

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Just poking along

On a mission!

On a mission

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Snow Goose with Mallard, male

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Taking a drink

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Foraging!

Foraging

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Taking a drink!

Taking a drink

Taking a drink!

Shaking it off!

The gulp!

The gulp

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