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Mixed in with snows, any idea?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by josh s., Dec 13, 2013.

  1. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Sorry for the bad pic, friend sent it to me...i'm in upstate ny. Any idea what it is, looks just like a snow, but its all black almost

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  2. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    Almost looks like a stray mallard amongst the snow geese...
     

  3. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    With the bad pic I thought maybe a black duck...only one way to find out....booom!! Lol

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  4. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    I'm on my way to that field right now and the guy swears it is no black duck he said it's definitely a goose..

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  5. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    Immature blue goose, maybe?
    I think I can pick out some splotchy patches on the neck.
     
  6. finazducks

    finazducks EJ is not the only one to have two Wasco Awards

    I'm with Nancy Juvie Blue
     
  7. webfoot123

    webfoot123 New Member

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    definitely a goose not a duck but hard to tell what kind
     
  8. igor

    igor Member

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    Maybe juv Ross?


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  9. RichMO

    RichMO Well-Known Member

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    Diffidently a [SIZE=medium]Juvenal Blue..... I shot one last year that dark mixed in with a flight of Snows.[/SIZE]
     
  10. brant?
     
  11. So you are in Atlantic Flyway (New York) which does not get Lesser Snow Geese. A good percentage of Lesser Snow Geese have the Blue Phase Lesser Snow Geese mixed in.

    Now all you see is GREATER Snow Geese in your area. The Blue Phase Greater Snow Geese are very very rare....just about as rare as Blue Phase Ross Geese.

    The dark bird in your pic is a JUVENILE GREATER Snow Goose in BLUE PHASE.

    Here is another one I took a pic of, you can see 3 different kinds of birds in this pic:
    - Greater Snow Goose Adults
    - Greater Snow Goose Juveniles
    - Greater Snow Goose Juvenile in Blue Phase. (The only dark bird in the mix)

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  12. webfoot123

    webfoot123 New Member

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    chesapeakie I think you are right
     
  13. Tom Mayer

    Tom Mayer Member

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    I raise Blue's and Snow's. Look's like a first year Blue to me.
     
  14. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Thanks for the insight! I should have shot him when I had the chance!!!

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