After my dentist appointment in Fredricksburg Va I headed east on Rte. 3 today to try for a Greater White-fronted Goose being seeing off and on lately at several ponds. I tried pond # 1. Here there were a few Canada Geese, maybe 50-100 and some assorted ducks. The highlight was 6 Bald Eagles. There was also a harrier in the area. No white-fronted goose though. We tried pond # 2. Here there were also 50-100 C Geese and some assorted waterfowl, but no target. I tried the final stop. Things looked more promising here. There were Canada Geese. Lots of Canada Geese, at least upwards of 300 and probably over 500. I spent time walking along Rte. 3 and kept searching. Then I spotted a goose without the black neck of a Canada with an orange/pink bill and black on the belly walking among the Canadas! Bingo! There was my White-front. Another lifer for me and 378 for the Junior Big Year, thus the title "gooseeight" (for three-seventy-EIGHT).
A week from today I head southwest.