Thursday, July 14, 2011

barnyard goose ~ 07/14/11 ~ Hopkins

barnyard goose
species unknown (subfamily Anserinae)

I finally got a closer picture of this goose that's been hanging around since before May 31, 2011 at Hopkins. Despite it being the wrong time of year, I was really hoping it was a rare Monterey County sighting of a snow goose. I received confirmation from Don Roberson, author of Monterey Birds, that this is indeed a barnyard goose. Many years of domestication and hybridization with wild geese makes identifying this goose to species impossible to tell by looking at its features.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I have been wondering what kind of goose this was!!! I've seen him a few times but could not pin down what he was.