It does make you wonder. I am glad you did the paperwork and your sighting
is on file.
From: Geoff Elliott <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 1:42 PM
Subject: Barnacle Goose sightings
>Several years ago I found a pair of Barnacle Geese on the pond outside of
>Winterplace Ski Resort. I watched the birds for several hours. They flew
>around the ponds several times with some Canada Geese so I was able to get
>good looks at their feet which didn't have bands. They weren't wing tagged
>either. I submitted my sighting with photos, which was backed up by another
>competent birder, to the records committee who said the sighting was
>"probably" escapees. When the issue of North American Birds covering that
>time came out the next year Barnacle Geese were spotted on the east coast
>several locations. Makes you wonder doesn't it?
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