Sep 222017
 

Ross’s Goose (Anser rossii) (1)
– Reported Sep 20, 2017 12:00 by Matthew Garvin
– PTBO – Edgewater road and Railway, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.299988,-78.31236&ll=44.299988,-78.31236
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39300375
– Media: 6 Photos
– Comments: “Diminutive white goose similar in size to adjacent RBGU with flock of CANG North of the Railway bridge. Immature markings similar to sibley guide with dark ‘halo’. Flat base of the beak and little to no ‘grin’ patch. Head and beak aren’t as ‘dove-like’ as I’d like but I think I’m comfortable calling this a ROGO for now. Let the debate begin!”

Juvenile Ross’s Goose – Wikimedia

Ross’s Goose (Anser rossii) (1)
– Reported Sep 20, 2017 13:48 by Chris Risley
– Peterborough–Millennium Park, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3028834,-78.31688&ll=44.3028834,-78.31688
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39300738
– Comments: “small white goose in with Canada Goose; juvenile; photo shows no “grin” patch; dark line through eye”

Ross’s Goose (Anser rossii) (1)
– Reported Sep 20, 2017 13:05 by Scott Gibson
– Peterborough–Millennium Park, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3028834,-78.31688&ll=44.3028834,-78.31688
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39301019
– Comments: “small white goose, smaller than adjacent CANG, small rounded head, no ‘grin’ patch, dusky crown suggesting juvenile. Great lunch hour bird!”

Ross’s Goose (Anser rossii) (1)
– Reported Sep 20, 2017 15:05 by Ben Taylor
– engleburn ave, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.30142,-78.3139104&ll=44.30142,-78.3139104
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39302520
– Comments: “Alerted by Chris Risley that colleagues had spotted a white goose on the River north of the Holiday Inn pedestrian bridge. I was able to locate it from our back yard ,hanging out with the Canada Geese just south of the Hunter Street bridge. I biked around to get a closer look and it seemed to be a match for the white juvenile Ross’s Goose pictured in Sibley’s but will amend as required once there is confirmation.”

Ross’s Goose – Otonabee R. – Dec. 4, 2014 – Drew Monkman

Dec 042014
 

I saw the Ross’s Goose today between Locks 23 and 24 on the Otonabee River, south of Lakefield. It was sleeping on the ice adjacent to the west bank, near the green buoy in the middle of the river. About a dozen Canada Geese were keeping it company. I managed to get a picture but, given the distance, it’s terribly clear.      Drew Monkman

Ross's Goose - Otonabee R. - Dec. 4, 2014 - Drew Monkman

Ross’s Goose – Otonabee R. – Dec. 4, 2014 – Drew Monkman

Dec 022014
 

Yesterday (Dec. 1), my husband John and I saw a small white goose on the Otonabee River, just south of Lakefield. Initially we thought it was a Snow Goose. However, because it was close to shore, we soon noticed its small size. This was easy to establish because it was beside several Mallards and was about the same size as them. There was a darkish patch at the base of the bill, but there was definitely no darker “lip-line” along the bill. It also seemed heavier set and more compact than a Snow Goose. Just to be sure, we returned to Lakefield today and found the goose on the Lakefield beach (at the trailer park). We were able to get very close looks at it and see all of the distinguishing field marks.  Marie Duchesneau and John Fautley

Don Sutherland, Simon Dodsworth and I went out at lunch today, December 1, to look for the Ross’s  Goose found earlier today by John Fautley and Marie Duchesneau.  It was present among the Canada Geese as soon as we arrived.  Attached are some photos showing the very stubby bill, greyish/purple at the base, and the lack of any “grinning patch” (present in Snow Goose).  Great find John!

Ross's Goose - Dec. 2 2014 - Lakefield  - Colin Jones

Ross’s Goose – Dec. 2 2014 – Lakefield – Colin Jones

Ross's Goose 2 - Dec. 2 2014 - Lakefield  - Colin Jones

Ross’s Goose 2 – Dec. 2 2014 – Lakefield – Colin Jones