Before arriving to my hometown, we made pit-stop in Valley Stream to see the pink-footed goose that continues to hang out behind the high school in Hendrickson Park. I love when my husband let's me do these things, and he helped me to look. I laughed after I told him he walked by it, way far past that it merited a phone call, as I didn't want to yell to him. This is after I explained what to look for, he's adorable when he helps me bird. Anyway, I found a goose napping in the morning sun, who didn't mind me observing him/her.
|oh hai! With pink legs and pink on its bill, it already has some noticeably different looks from a Canada goose.|
|Also a uniform greyish-brown, smaller statue, and lack of the bold marks around the face and head make this guy look a lot different from the others.|
|These geese typically breed in Iceland and Greenland and migrate into Europe, wintering in the UK, Netherlands, and Denmark.|
|This bird also feels very stout, for its size.|
|Perhaps this is why my husband walked right by the pink-footed... there was a lot of goose to scan through.|
|A lot of goose.|
|A nice pit-stop for a quick and easy life bird, the pink-footed goose!|