The bird that I believed to be a Blue Morph Ross’ Goose on Onion Avenue continued to be present today. It was seen by nearly two dozen birders throughout the course of the day. Yesterday, it was suggested that this bird might not be a pure Ross’ Goose, but rather a hybrid. Last night I sent the photos of the bird to Tom Burke hoping his expertise would lead to a conclusive answer to that question. Tom responded to me today, explaining that there is a good chance the bird is indeed a hybrid. Tom referred to the curvature of the feather line at the base of the bill (should be straight in a Ross’) combined with less than complete roundness of the head and a hint of a grin patch, as the factors that lead to that conclusion. For me, Tom is always the go to source for the right answer and while I am indeed disappointed, I know he is correct. (Thanks for your help Tom!) That said, this is a beautiful bird and was a pleasure for many to see over the last two days. I apologize if my misidentification of this bird caused anyone any inconvenience. The white morph Ross’ was seen again briefly today, but again it disappeared into the masses before a photo could be obtained. The bird is just so hard to discern in the numbers of birds present. All of this is most likely now moot. After I left this afternoon, I was notified that at 3pm, the geese took off and gained extreme altitude and ultimately headed north. There are still many great birds in the area. At least a pair of TUNDRA SWANS continue, seen throughout the afternoon on the Warren Sod Farm off rt. 12. Also, thousands of Canada Geese continue and the Greater White-fronted Goose (while not seen by me today) is most likely still present. Blackbirds still number in the thousands and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS were seen in two locations today. Hopefully, more Snow Geese will drop in in the coming days.