Barry Kent MacKay
The Ross's goose breeds in the tundra regions of northern Canada and Alaska and winters in the southern United States and occasionally northern Mexico. It is often confused with the Snow goose. Both are white with black primary feathers but the Ross's goose is smaller than the Snow. The Ross's goose has a stubbier bill and lacks the black "smile-patch" of the Snow.
The goose in Barry's painting is preening its feathers.
Barry has also contributed these paintings to our website:
Thank you, Barry!