|Snow Goose with Hawaiian Geese|
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Snow Goose in Kaua'i!
Aloha from Kaua'i! Yesterday Gaby and I went birding on Ohiki Road on the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge. While I was photographing young Common Gallinules, Gaby said, "Hey what's that white goose over there with the other ones?" I turned around, saw the Snow Goose, and immediately got some photos. I knew it was rare since right now they're on their breeding grounds in the Arctic. According to my field guide, The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific (Pratt, Bruner, and Berrett), Snow Goose is casual to the Hawaiian Islands. I found no June eBird records for all of Hawai'i. Great job Gaby! Stay tuned for many more birds from paradise...