Several neck-banded geese were observed from River Barge Park this week. Rich Brown sent in the photograph above. The USGS has provided NJSEA staff background information on three of the geese.
The goose pictured above with ID Y2Z4 is a female banded in Quebec on July 2, 2013. At the time it was too young to fly.
Also ID’d, observed but not shown
Y6X1: Female hatched in 2013 or earlier, banded on July 14, 2014, in Quebec.
Y2Z9: Male hatched in 2014 or earlier, banded on July 3, 2015, in Quebec.
Thanks to Rich Brown and several others who reported the banded geese.