[midvalleybirds] Fwd: Bean-Goose viewing tips

clearwater at peak.org clearwater at peak.org
Thu Jan 31 10:06:33 PST 2019

This posting from Portland-area birder Will Clemons yesterday contains some helpful suggestions on how and where to look for Finley NWR's most famous goose. 

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 01:24:52 +0000 (UTC) 
From: "Will Clemons" <dmarc-noreply at freelists.org> (Redacted sender "willclemons" for DMARC) 
Subject: [obol] Tundra Bean Goose - Finley NWR this morning 9 - 9:50a 

The Tundra Bean Goose was seen at McFadden Marsh this morning. 

R.D. Wallace (Gainesville, FL) and I observed it standing, preening, eating grass, and walking on the W bank of the Marsh. 
I was going to scope from the parking lot just W of the bridge, but R.D. caught up with me and told me it was best viewed from the parking lot E of the bridge, where you could walk immediately to the E bank of the Marsh. 

The Marsh there is less than 100 yards wide, so Scope views were excellent with bright sunlight on the Goose. 

PS The Bean Goose is obviously moving back and forth between McFadden Marsh and Cabell Marsh.In the Observation Blind at Cabell (at the end of The Homer Campbell boardwalk trail), there is a logbook. It has entries from Jan 28 at 1:30p and also Jan 29 from 9a to Noon. 
Will Clemons 

Joel Geier 
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis 

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