The Ross’s Goose is small in size, primarily white with black wing tips, red-orange feet, and stubby red-orange beak. There is a dark morph, but it is rare. It has a range of Artic Canada and winters in western United States. It is found in the tundra (summer), salt and freshwater marshes, ponds, and grain fields in their winter. It eats mostly grasses and grains. This was a loner goose that stayed for some time with several Canadian Geese, and seemed to travel with them. I never saw it fly, but saw it at several times at different locations.
February 8, 2017
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April 18, 2012
The Bonaparte’s Gull is a small gray and white Gull with red legs, and a black head in the summer. The winter adult has a white head with a black earspot. This is the smallest gull usually seen over North America. It nests in trees and not on the ground, as other gulls do. Its normal range is from Alaska to central Canada. It winters on the Great Lakes and the coasts of the United States. Its habitat is Ocean Bays, rivers, and lakes. The diet is insects, crustaceans, and fish.
August 29, 2011
The male in summer is yellow with black wings, and with a black forehead patch. The female in the summer is a dull yellow-olive, darker above, with black wings and wing bars. Distinguished from other yellow birds by its short conical bill. It has a habitat in open woods, roadsides, and at the edges. The American Goldfinch is very common to see though out the year in the U. S. The photos shown cover several areas in the U.S. for the seasons of the year.
June 22, 2011
The Canada Warbler is known as the “necklaced” warbler, because of the short black stripes around the throat. It is solid gray above, and bright yellow below with the necklace. The female Canada Warbler has fainter coloring. All have yellow “spectacles”. It also lacks any white in the wings and tail. Its habitat is forest undergrowth and shady thickets of which it darts in and out. Its range is from Midwest to the Northeaster States and Canada.
You can see the sited location at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI by clicking the link below. The Canada Warbler was the first warbler I sighted this year at the Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee, WI.
July 21, 2010
The most widespread goose in North America. Fairly easy to get a photo. Noted by the black head and neck with a white chinstrap. Habitat is around lakes, ponds, bays, marshes, and fields.