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A Goose of a Different Color
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008


I went out to Staten Island this morning to look for the Red-Necked Grebe that had been reported there a few days ago.  Apparently, the information was a little too old, and the bird was absent.   I'm learning this lesson over and over: bird information is extremely perishable, and the sooner you can get to the bird the better chance you have.    While I was at the reservoir I did re-find the Greater White Fronted Goose that I'd seen on the 4th.  What a difference!  Whereas last time I was shooting through a chain-link fence at dawn, and getting just passable photos, this time I was able to see the bird from the other side of the lake in good light, and got much better shots.  Here's one old and one new.