This is the male currently at my oasis. They'll be leaving sometime in January so I'm taking my final photos of them.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
This is the first Ross's Goose I've ever seen in Alpine. It came to our large backyard pond. When I tried to get a closer photo of it, it flew away along with some Mexican Ducks that seemed to be in company with it. I initially ID'd it as a Snow Goose but sharp Texbirders got me straightened out quick. Thanks all.
at 1:19 PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It's looking better to me, so maybe it's done with its molt. This photo was taken today from quite a distance. The ground was covered with snow and it was cold so I didn't hang around long. Although it appears inactive in this photo, it was actually very active. (near Ft. Davis)
at 11:07 AM