After striking out entirely on geese in the Scottdale plains where Rhoda had found a Ross's Goose earlier I did the next best thing and headed for the beach. I wasn't expecting very much, and indeed there were few birds by the piers given the amount of boat and foot traffic on a 60 degree January day. I was just finishing my last scan when I picked up a distant Snow-type Goose flying off the lake. It landed off Jean Klock and I drove up to get better pics. My camera was giving me trouble and not auto-focusing or stabilizing so I went back to phone-scoping with the scope zoomed in to 60x.
I was pretty surprised to see it also was a Ross's Goose.
Here's the bird with the bill not shadowing.
The bird flew after about 10 minutes and headed inland right past me. This was total spray and pray with the shutter as I tried to manually focus through the bird and hoped a few frames would be sort of in focus.