A Blue Morning

I was super suprised to find a really cool bird this morning in my yard!

Blue Goose

Blue Goose

At first glance, I was unsure of the species, and I was hoping I had some kind of rarity.
Snow Goose, juvenile blue morph

Snow Goose, juvenile blue morph

After checking the bird guide book, I figured out it was just a Snow Goose, but a very special “blue morph” of the Snow Goose. And to add to further confusion, this was a juvenile.
Blue Goose

Blue Goose

Here he is fluffing his feathers. You can see how some of the feathers have a bluish cast to them. You can even see the nictitating membrane that birds use to protect their eyes. See, his eye has a strange appearance, but that’s just the extra eyelid that birds have. It comes in handy when they are flying or when they are dunking their heads underwater. It is a transparent membrane that the bird can still see through.
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2 Responses to A Blue Morning

  1. He’s really pretty. Will he keep that blue color as an adult?

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