Post details: Goose ID confirmation

23/11/07

Goose ID confirmation

Permalink 07:06:00 pm, Categories: Waterfowl  

We don't see many Geese here and when we do they are usually Greylag however this individual didn't look at all familiar. As a juvenile bird not what I had expected a young Greylag to look like so I think this is most likely a White-fronted - If anybody is into Geese and can confirm the ID please let me know. Once we obtain confirmation this will be the second record for Bahrain the last was back in 1997.

The ID HAS NOW BEEN CONFIRMED
- this observation is now officially the 2nd record for White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons in Bahrain.
Adrian has now also added his pictures to his page (out and about) O&B-with-AJ http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/aj_stub.php
I would like to thank everybody who looked and emailed me confirmation - not a single dissenting voice - except that is on bird forum where Adrian originally posted his images see for that thread http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1061314#post1061314
For comparative purposes I have added below a flight picture of 2 of the 3 geese seen at Badaan the week before as photographed by Juhani Kyyrö have also a careful look at that picture.


Goose

Goose

Goose

Goose

Greylag Geese seen departing Badaan the week before
Greylag Goose
Photograph by Juhani Kyyrö

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