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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 22 9:24 pm 
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i am admittedly new to all of the aspects of provenance controversy.....
but i will say this - very fun to see these geese - and in all that i saw and observed they appear to be existing in a wild state.
I will go,check in and see them as much as my schedule allows.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 22 11:11 pm 
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Here are some beautiful photos that Liron Gerstman got of the birds today:

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Congrats Liron again and good job on identifying these birds correctly! Very proud of you! Another BC Young Birder amazing us all once again! Sure hope I see these beautiful birds tomorrow!

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 23 9:19 am 
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Daniele Mitchell said he had the 2 Pink-footed Geese ten minutes ago on the field on the south side of Martindale Rd in a mixed goose flock with about 500 Canada geese.

See map https://goo.gl/maps/4yV9USboP1C2

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 23 12:02 pm 
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Currently looking at the Pink-footed Geese with multiple observers in the same location as previously reported this morning. A scope is required for good views.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 23 1:19 pm 
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At 12:20pm the Geese are still present and have flown closer to Martindale Rd (showing their beautiful wing pattern) and is now viewable with bins.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 23 6:04 pm 
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As of 5pm the birds were still present in the same field.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 24 12:13 pm 
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John Reynolds et al. are currently looking at the PFGO in the same field as yesterday.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 24 7:08 pm 
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The 2 adult PFGO continued all day.

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PostPosted: Jan 25 1:16 pm 
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The PFGO continue today in the same field.

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The PFGO continue today.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 26 10:46 am 
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After looking closely at these two geese and studying photos, I see now that these geese are not two adults. One bird is an adult and one bird is in formative plumage (subadult).

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 26 4:24 pm 
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Val George reports that at 12pm he had the PFGO in the distant field to the south of the white quanset hut on Dooley Rd.

At 3:20pm the PFGO were relocated by several observers in the field on Martindale Rd where they have been most days.

Map to the exact location is posted here:

http://bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/2017/01/ ... h-jan.html

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 27 10:37 am 
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There will be some crop protection (in the form of hunting), going on in the private land the geese frequent in the next few weeks. The farmer is aware of the Pink-footed Geese and doesn’t want them to be accidentally shot. It will be important to make sure that he knows where they are hanging out. The shooting may make these geese depart and therefore, if you are interested in seeing them, it will be best to do so as soon as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 27 12:23 pm 
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Logan Lalonde et al has the PFGO in the original field off Lochside between Dooley and Martindaled Rd.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Jan 27 6:42 pm 
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The PFGO continued until dark in the field south of Martindale Rd at times best viewed from the Lochside Trail.

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