Bird #113 — Greater White-fronted Goose

anser (goose) albifrons (from albus, white, and frons, forehead)

Saturday, March 22, 1980 — 8:15 am

Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center

I heard on the Audubon Society hotline that White-fronted Geese had been at Crabtree since the 19th.  My wife and I drove out first thing the next morning and went immediately to the blind on Crabtree Lake. Much of the lake was still ice-covered, but there was a large open pool in front of the blind. The White-fronted Geese were standing on the ice, out toward the island, right at the edge of the water.  They were with a flock of Canada and “Blue” Geese.

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