I'd say it's a ross, but it's hard to tell for sure from that distance (without seeing the beak). It definitely looks a lot more like a ross than it does a snow.
I've heard a lot of reports about snows in the states this spring and it makes sense with the CO I guess. I have yet to see one but it would be a cool sight. Has anyone ever seen a snow with a brood? I read that it's extremely rare for a snow to nest without migrating. The urge is so strong that they'll often attempt to walk to the tundra if unable to fly.
It'd be pretty cool if a local flock was established. :fro:
Guys the snows/ross on the Moorehead ponds can in fact fly. At least one of them can. I saw it fly a few weeks ago. I have been seeing these birds every time I head to the lake place in Sota country. I wonder if one of them didn't get hurt and maybe the mate stayed with it? I don't know but it would sure be cool if we had resident snows.
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