Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Interesting sightings

As I wrote in the previous post, the days with the big numbers are over. But late season in Veracruz is always good for a few surprises. A fitting Halloween surprise was a mid afternoon high flyover Barn Owl in Cardel on the 31th of October, while yesterday these four Snow Geese made for some excitement on an otherwise dull gray November day. This species does winter in the northern part of the state of Veracruz, but is rare in Central Veracruz. I didn't see it last year, and several of the local counters have never seen a Snow Goose. The birds circled for a while between the Chichicaxtle and Cardel count sites, perhaps trying to fit in with soaring American White Pelicans.

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