Since last weekend, I had heard about a Blue Morph Snow Goose that had showed up. I found out about it on IBET. I was worried that it wasn’t going to be there by the next weekend, but I kept my hopes up. Today my Mom and I went out to look for it. As we were approaching the docks, I see a goose that I presume to be just a small Canada Goose. Then we park and I have to say, I was speechless for about 2 seconds. First, I had mistaken a BLUE MORPH SNOW GOOSE for just a Canada Goose. Second, I am very glad that our car windows were rolled up because I started to shout, “There it is! That one is the Blue Morph Snow Goose!” We briefly made sure that it was indeed the Blue Morph on iBird. Sure enough, it was. We got out of the car and set up the scope and tried to take a picture through the scope, but it proved very difficult. We drove back home to pick up Peter, my little brother, and my Dad, with his camera. It took a while to get back to the harbor, because we stopped to talk to some old neighbors. We got there again and this time it was in the water with a whole lot of mallards, Canada Geese, and Ring billed gulls. I thought that I saw a Thayer’s gull, but I determined it to be a Herring Gull. In all today was the best birding day of my life. The Blue Morph Snow Goose is the rarest bird that I have ever seen.
All pictures featured are photo courtesy to my Dad. (Matthew Tolzmann)