anser (goose) albifrons (from albus, white, and frons, forehead)
Saturday, March 22, 1980 — 8:15 am
Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center
I heard on the Audubon Society hotline that White-fronted Geese had been at Crabtree since the 19th. Sally and I drove out first thing the next morning and went immediately to the blind on Crabtree Lake.
Much of the lake was still ice-covered, but a large open pool spread out in front of the blind.
The White-fronted Geese were standing on the ice, out toward the island, right at the edge of the water. They were with a flock of Canada and “Blue” Geese.