Friday, April 13, 2012

White-fronted Goose

The Greater White-fronted Goose is an opportunistic vegetarian, consuming both terrestrial and aquatic plants. This individual appeared to be feeding on green algae in a pond just east of the Northfield, Minnesota, golf course. Although this goose appears early in the spring in Minnesota, they linger through most of May. Thus a mid-April occurrence is not noteworthy. Thanks to Gerry H. for alerting me to the location of this bird.

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