Yesterday at dusk, Richard Foye spotted a Bar-headed Goose in the pasture in front of the Brattleboro water treatment plant along Route 30. It was grazing with Canada Geese.
This morning, the goose has been hanging in the cove just south of the fence of the treatment plant, and was seen by seven local birders.
Native to Central Asia and the Indian sub-continent, this goose is also popular in zoos and waterfowl collections - so its origin is certainly suspect; I'll leave it to others to decide. Wild or feral, it is a beautiful goose.