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Bird Lovers Flock to Westbrook to See Rare White Goose

WESTBROOK, Maine - A rarely seen white goose is causing birders to flock to Westbrook.

The Portland Press Herald reports the curious bird has been feeding in the fields off Stroudwater Street. It's a Ross's goose that typically migrates from northern Canada to the western states. The bird joined a flock of Canada geese somewhere along the way and ended up in Maine.

Bird enthusiasts are posting online about the fowl sighting. More than 100 have parked their cars along Stroudwater Street to get a gander at the goose.

A naturalist at Maine Audubon says it's the seventh recorded appearance of a Ross's goose in Maine. The first sighting was in 2002.