Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

October 12, 2014

What Type of Goose?

I took Brooklyn and my camera for a walk today and found this guy all by himself on the pond.

 I have searched all over the internet for identification both wild and domestic, but have come up empty.
 I first thought "Snow Goose" but the beak and legs are wrong along with the black feathers.
Can anybody help identify this bird? Please.


TexWisGirl said...

i'd definitely say a greylag goose hybrid. not sure mixed with what, but that neck and bill say greylag to me. :)

peihome said...

It is a beautiful bird. I was thinking a hybrid, too, but of what, I have no idea!

Bethany Carson said...

What a handsome goose! Good shots!

Montanagirl said...

Terrific photos, but I'm no help on the I.D.

Terri said...

No idea on id but what a gorgeous bird. Beautiful shots.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

A bloody nice looking bird is all I can say

MTWaggin said...

Was thinking a young snow goose (or blue phase) as you should have some of those right now in your neck of the woods.

Ian H said...

Birds Calgary (

to me
Hi Ian,

This looks like a juvenile Snow Goose. They have dark legs and bills. Was it with other Snow Geese? Note that some adult Snow Geese are dark, too, but they have orange legs and bills.