Great pictures and info, thanks for posting the link,
but we should note that they are using the European
style of date, so rather than March 11, that thread
started on November 3 and continued through this last
Monday, contemporaneous with "our" bird. One wonders
how many other vagrant Bean-Geese might be out there,
as yet unnoticed.
Santa Barbara, CA
From: "Bob Miller"
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] BEAN GOOSE Imperial County
> Hi all,
> Have heard no reports yet today, Friday Nov, 19.
> The most interesting thread and pictures that I have
> found on the net so far can be seen at the following
> link. I believe it was in the Philipines in March of
> this year. Do not know if the birds pictured and
> discussed at the time of the postings were officially
> identified as Tundra or Taiga but wow!
> Have been searching for recordings of Bean-Geese and
> have found several but non specifically for A.f.
> middendorffii. On several occasions while watching
> our bird fly in you can see that it is calling, but
> my hearing being what it is, I have not heard it at
> that distance. It also occured to me that since the
> great looks of the very first day, most all
> subsequent looks have been of a head and neck
> sticking out of the grass and have seen legs maybe
> twice since! Will be trying to remedy all of that
> Current weather forcast is 30% chance of rain in the
> afternoon and evening on Saturday, clear and much
> colder on Sunday. All dirt roads could be very dicey
> Sunday morning if it does rain Saturday.