Tuesday, August 06, 2013

One of These Things

Is not like the other. For years I have wanted to get a photo of this domestic style goose, which travels with the flock of Canadas that live down by the river at the DOT in Fonda.

On the times we saw it on the river there was no break in traffic to get a photo, and because of the fence you couldn't get a shot on the DOT side of the road.

However, this summer they moved the fence so on Sunday this week we were able to drive right down near the flock and snap some shots.

 I am not sure if this would be considered a domestic greylag or some other sort, but I assume it is probably not a true wild goose. Could be though.....they have wild ones in Europe.

Should anyone who knows about these things care to enlighten me I would be most grateful.



Cathy said...

That's just amazing that you've observed it for years.
I've surely never seen a Graylag. It was interesting to read the explanation for the 'lag' in its name . . . the fact that it lags behind other geese during migration.

CDH said...

It sure does look like a grey leg. They are wild and domestic. He could have been domesticated at one time. Interesting. :)

threecollie said...

Cathy, it has been around for at least five years. I think it actually migrates with them, as you don't see it in the winter.

CDH, I thought so too. I am so thrilled to finally get a photo of it!

Cathy said...

Oh yes! I don't doubt that your bird migrates with its local tribe . . but the wikipedia article explained the 'lag' in the name. Love it.