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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 09 6:49 pm 
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Josh Brown last had the Geese at 5:20pm in the field north of the school. He also looked at them from the dead end of Beckwith Ave.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 10 2:09 pm 
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Dave Beeke just had the PFGO on the west side of 4335 Blenkinsop Rd. They were 300 metres west of the road. He had good scope views of the birds.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 10 10:46 pm 
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Here is a helpful map Jody Wells made of where he last saw the geese this evening.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 11 11:59 am 
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On Feb 11th, the birds were relocated in a field off the Lochside Trail south of Lohbrunner Rd where the trail goes from pavement to gravel.

Google map here:

48°29'19.5"N 123°21'34.9"W
https://goo.gl/maps/6QsV8mNL5X52

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 12 6:54 pm 
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The PFGO continued today in the same location as yesterday.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
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Rob Lyske and Carlo Giovanella have the PFGO now in the same location as yesterday but on the west side of the Lochside Trail.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 13 9:21 pm 
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Jody Wells last had the PFGO near Blenkinsop Lake at 4pm in the field just North of the bridge and east. They were viewable from the gate.


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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 14 4:24 pm 
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Keith Taylor shared this video he took of the PFGO showing their hind toes are not clipped.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/79700407@N08/32032179873

Jody Wells got some beautiful shots of them showing the same thing which I hope he posts as well.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 14 5:39 pm 
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The PFGO continue in the same location.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Feb 15 4:30 pm 
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Some recent PFGO photo doc. //study including xref/notes diagnostic with Greater White fronted.

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ImageFlight/Tail Detail Study Shots - PFGO by Jody Wells, on Flickr

ImageFlight/Tail Detail Study Shots - GWFG by Jody Wells, on Flickr

ImageSometimes Flockmates by Jody Wells, on Flickr


Imageglow of day end by Jody Wells, on Flickr

Imageplumage record/study by Jody Wells, on Flickr



ImagePFGO #1 individual by Jody Wells, on Flickr

ImagePFGO #2 individual by Jody Wells, on Flickr

Imagesunshine and a refreshing drink by Jody Wells, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
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Fantastic shots Jody, nice views of the halluces and great comparison shots with the White-fronteds.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
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Despite multiple observers looking the PFGO have not been seen since Feb 14th.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Mar 04 3:14 pm 
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Ted and Louise Joiner reported seeing the PFGO at 11am today in Victoria. The Geese were in the second field behind the fence at Blenkinsop Lake, off the Lochside Trail south of Lohbrunner Rd where the pavement ends and turns into gravel. The birds were in a mixed flock with Greater White-fronted and Dusky Canada Geese.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
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I know where I am going in 20 minutes. Is there a parking area on Lohbrunner east road?


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 Post subject: Re: RBA: PINK-FOOTED GEESE in Saanich
PostPosted: Mar 04 6:35 pm 
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Darryl Johnston reported having the PFGO yesterday in Duncan. The birds were on Cherry Point Rd and Derrick Marven et al. reported seeing them today in the fields between Koksilah and Wilmot Rd on the east side of the highway. The birds were flushed by a drone at 10:30am and were later spotted at 11 am in Victoria. This would explain their absence in the Victoria area since Feb 14th.

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