Pink-Footed Goose: The Rewards of Acting On A Whim

Kit Dunsmore's Blog

Sunday, on a whim, Kurt and I went to look for the locally rare pink-footed goose. A bird that breeds in Iceland and Greenland, it occasionally finds it’s way to North America in the winter. To make it as far west as Colorado is unusual indeed. It was hanging out in a flock of thousands of other geese, making it difficult to see, but we thought we’d try any way.

We first heard about it from some birders who were checking out the gulls at our neighborhood lake. They told us how tricky it was to spot, a needle in a mountain of straight pins. I was interested, knowing how odd it was for the goose to be in our state. But it wasn’t until a Facebook friend posted her picture of the bird on Saturday that I thought we should try to see it ourselves.

During the hour-long…

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