But as the flock got closer, we noticed something unusual: a white bird flying amidst the grey/brown Canada geese.
I snatched my camera and managed to get a shot. I believe the interloper is a snow goose.
Mixing species is certainly nothing unusual. A few years ago in November or December (I forget which), I was driving down our two-mile dirt road on the way to town. At a low spot, I braked to allow a small flock of turkeys to walk across the road. I had to rub my eyes and take a second look, because there in the midst of the turkeys was ... a pea hen. As in, a female peacock. In north Idaho. In early winter. Just walking calmly with the turkeys.
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I guess if you're all alone in the world, you'll grab whatever company you can.