Mistaken Identity

I recently entered this image in a local competition (didn’t make the cut for any points) and had titled it Bosque Snow Goose At Dawn.

Not sure what I was thinking, but it is a Ross’s Goose. They are a ‘cousin’ to the Snow Goose but lack the size (RossĀ  is about the size of a mallard) and also the ‘grin patch of a Snow. Beak length is different at well.

Ross Goose

Snow Goose

Just goes to show that even after chasing waterfowl for more years than I care to admit, I still make mistakes.


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