Animals: Blue Geese

Little known (its eggs were found only three years ago), seldom seen except in the far South (it stops infrequently on its flight from Baffin Land), is the great blue goose. Last week President Thomas Gilbert Pearson of the National Association of Audubon Societies concluded an airplane inspection of the many blue geese that winter in southern Louisiana. Near the mouth of the Mississippi he encountered a flock three miles long, half a mile wide. The geese were flying in three strata. Dr. Pearson estimated there were between 600,000 and a million...