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Old 03-04-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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What in da heck are the Costco birds? Seen the same little black birds with yellow eyes in three different states, always in the Costco parking lots. More frequent when they had outdoor food courts, but still real evident....
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What kind of goose is this? Got the photo in Kentucky... one guess from others is a greater white-fronted but no confirmation. I actually thought Greylag but not sure on that front either. The best answer so far has been "dunno, but it looks tasty"




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The one with the white head looks like a blue goose (blue morph of the snow goose) and the two in the foreground appear to be greater white-fronted (but could be juvenile blues). This is based on past hunting/observing and my waterfowl ID book.
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What in da heck are the Costco birds? Seen the same little black birds with yellow eyes in three different states, always in the Costco parking lots. More frequent when they had outdoor food courts, but still real evident....

If not a Grackle (which probably is too big), it could be a rusty blackbird, but they are rare :

Also possibly a male brewer's blackbird.



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