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

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

  1. Nan Wisherd says:

    Nice photos, Jim! We had to drive all the way to Bosque del Apache last fall to find them. We should have waited patiently for them to show up in Wisconsin.

  2. Tom O'Malley says:

    A Great capture Jim.

    Thanks again for sharing.

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