Subject: Re: Sequim news: Emperor Goose Date: Dec 18 21:39:27 1998 From: Don Baccus - dhogaza at pacifier.com
At 09:49 PM 12/18/98 -0800, osprey at nwinfo.net wrote:
>I saw several ostriches in a "big enclosure" south of Yakima the other day. >Can I count them, too? This Emperor Goose sounds suspiciously like a kept >bird. But I am sure that has been well investigated.
Hasn't this bird been seen outside the enclosure, too?
Emperor geese, when they show up, often hang out in an area all winter. I have photos on my site of one taken at Crescent City that did so, as far as I know. There was one on the Sandy River last? two? winters ago that hung out for a long time with other geese.
I mean, it's a goose. Given grass to munch on and other geese to hang out with on *their* wintering grounds, why would it want to leave? It's in goose heaven!
- Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza at pacifier.com> Nature photos, on-line guides, and other goodies at http://donb.photo.net