Ginger recently got a new point-and-shoot style digital camera which actually works pretty well for digiscoping which I'd pretty much abandoned for the last 4 years or so. It has it's moments though, and for distant stationary birds, can do better than an SLR. Here's some of the white-fronted goose flock from this morning.
The real reason I tried digi-scoping again was to try to document the Ross's type Geese in a little pond in the Scottdale plains. If I'm correctly interpreting GoogleMaps they're about 500feet off the road.
submitted Ross's and Ross's type birds.).
Here's the right bird again.
The 2nd bird is a little tougher to evaluate.
group of white geese at 3 Oaks the borderline bird was nicely intermediate in size between the Ross's Geese and the Snow Goose. I've seen this shape of bill on first year birds and I wonder if this isn't just a younger bird. Sometimes there's still some duskiness on wing feathers to prove the young age; it being mid April it's probably not surprising the bird seemed pretty white overall.
I think the take-home message is that White-fronted Geese are pretty.