After a Barnacle Goose was found in Brooklyn yesterday we Queens birders got jealous. Can you blame us? Anyway, you can imagine how my mind leaped immediately to rarities and vagrants this evening when I spotted this bird accompanying Canada Geese on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in my home borough.
Though I did my best to make it a Pink-footed Goose I could not manage the trick, especially when it finally left the lake and let its dark legs and feet be seen. It’s a good thing that I already have seen one in Queens!
Anyway, weird goose, no? Though you’d think by now I would be used to weird geese hanging out with Canada Geese in Queens.