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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Blue Morph Ross's Goose

I have been really lucky this season and have had several opportunities to get pictures of the exceptionally rare Blue morph Ross's goose. These geese are thought to be hybrids between the Ross's and Snow goose. Blue morph Ross's are a 1 in 100,000. Blue Snow geese are far more common.

I was especially happy to get some flight shots of the Blue Ross's goose.

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I was hoping that he would land near the platform. Unfortunately, he decided to land about 100 yards out near the back of the pond. Here he is dropping in about 100 yards out.
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He flew in with the rest of about 2000 Ross's geese a 11:45am. After sleeping at the back of the pond for several hours he finally decide to swim closer to the platform around 2:30pm. My patience paid off.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 8:18 PM   #6
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Lovely series again! I wish I can shoot like you!
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Cool to hear about this rare bird and congratulations on some great captures.
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The first of group is amazing, great series

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Thanks for sharing, nice shots
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Great captures. Nice little bird you've found there.
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