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Old Monday 11th January 2016, 06:26   #1
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I have been enjoying the beautiful pictures in my 2016 Audubon page-a-day calendar, but I am a little disturbed that one and maybe two of the first eight birds are misidentified. The bird labeled "Snow Goose" I think is actually a white domestic goose. The bird labeled "Great Blue Heron" looks like it might be a Grey Heron. No information is given as to where or when the photos were taken, but birds from around the world are included. Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old Monday 11th January 2016, 07:00   #2
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first is a fat domestic goose and second surely is a European Grey heron
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Old Monday 11th January 2016, 08:33   #3
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And the European Grey Heron is perched in a European Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
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Being a long-time Audubon supporter, I was quite appalled to see this. I emailed their licensing and marketing department, and received a fairly quick reply. They said that all entries were reviewed by one of their "bird experts", but they were forwarding these entries to him and would keep me posted as to what they say. With a quick glance I can understand the Heron mistake, and indeed I don't know if i would have caught it, but the Goose??? That's terrible.
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