rarebird niagara region
For all you Bird
Watchers out there. Here's one to make you wonder a little bit. I first
noticed this bird in the Grimsby, Ontario area in October 2000. It is
part of a group of Canada Geese hanging around this area and seems to
do everything a Canada Goose does. Consultation with birders in this
area concluded it to be a cross between a Canada Goose and something
else, but we were undecided as to the other part. Any Ideas?
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Update on Awdgoose
Awdgoose resided in
Grimsby until July 2002. - at the end of July Awdgoose disappeared and
I have not seen it since. It's whereabouts or it's fate is unkown at this time.
Update November 8, 2002
Awdgoose is back -
spotted Awdgoose this afternoon at the mouth of the 40 Creek
here in Grimsby - First time in over 3 months.
Update November 8, 2003
Awdgoose is live and
well and still spends most of it's time here in Grimsby.
Update October 21, 2006
Awdgoose still live and
well. I thought Geese were monogamous - but this guy had 2 lady
friends last summer. There were some young in the summer of 2005 - but
all looked like typical Canada Geese.
Update December 27, 2009
still live and well and still residing at the mouth of the
40 Creek here in
Grimsby. As an added attraction this year we have
a Barnacle Goose
who shows up occasionally. It was here today (Dec 27, 2009) and
was also seen here last winter on and around
Feb. 2, 2009.
Update June 16, 2013
Awdgoose was here until the spring of 2012. He has not been seen since.
Fate or whereabouts unknown. This will be the final report - unless of
course he shows up again.