Is there a barnacle goose at Wolf Lake?
This photo is from Fred T. Flickr via Ducks Unlimited, it is not a photo of the goose James Wisniewski observed at Wolf Lake yesterday.
Here's his note:
This afternoon at approximately 4:00 pm I observed a Barnacle Goose at Wolf Lake in Chicago. William Powers Conservation Area at 126th and Avenue O. It was banded on the right leg. Being that this is a north atlantic bird (Iceland, Greenland) this is far outside it's territory. After 30 seasons of waterfowl hunting this goose caught my eye and I just wanted to pass this find along to anyone that is interested.
I also posted a note on IBET, the birders network. But this could be an interesting sighting.
If anybody is interested or needs it, I do have a phone number for James.
Click here for a review of barnacle geese by DU.