Snow Goose

Anser caerulescens

ML52788311



eBird Checklist S35525450
Crab Meadow Golf Course - Private
Suffolk, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.9198, -73.3266 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call; Flight Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

The exact moment the group was flushed by a golfer/maintenance person. You can hear the wingbeats of the flock in the beginning. They flew east towards Makamah, but later in the recording (00:40) you can hear them come back to the driving range giving a lot of cool vocalizations. Constant plane/car noise.

Observation details

*Nice sized flock which has spent most of the day in the Northport area. When I saw the flock this morning I had approx 300 birds; some of the birds had left over the course of 8+ hours. This total is a very close estimate. The birds were in the driving range of the golf course. They flushed a few times as golfers got too close (audio below), but they always ended up circling around and landing back on the driving range to happily forage. There were approximately 5 adult blue morphs, 1 or 2 immature blue morphs, and a number of immature white morphs. Really cool to see a flock of this size here.

Technical Information

Recorder
Olympus LS-10
Microphone
Sennheiser MKE 300
Accessories
Windjammer
Original file size
3,000KB

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