I was in the Portage Park/Nicomekl floodplain trails [Dec. 23], and came across this beautifully bizarre looking bird. I Googled what it could be, and came across your article.
Further Googling leads me to believe that she is a domestic swan goose, which are not local to this area. Apparently she has taken up residence at the duck pond near 201st Street, and has a Canada goose friend and mallard friend with her also.
I thought your initial inquirer may want to know that she is doing just fine. She definitely wasn’t all about social distancing either, as when I went to go past her, she is either super friendly, or didn’t seem to want to let me through, LOL. I have attached a few pictures for you.
Tanya Henton, Langley
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