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Kicker: A wild goose chase


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Birdwatchers scrambled to get a sighting of the Pink Footed Goose

Pink-footed Goose, Anser brachyrhynchus, Holkham Marshes North Norfolk UK in winter Photo by: David Tipling/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, bird watchers may already know that the Pink Footed Goose is a common sight in parts of Europe, Greenland, and Iceland. But it’s uncommon in Kentucky.

So when American twitchers heard of the first-ever sighting last November, they flocked to the Bluegrass State to see for themselves.

One sighting had the goose swimming in a pond on a farm. But when birdwatchers convened, it was already gone. Then a member of the Audubon Society spotted the bird in a neighborhood close by and sent word out. And the happy gaggle of humans finally got their chance to see the rare Pink Footed Goose.

REICHARD: Sounds like a wild goose chase that ended well.

EICHER: Or how about this? “what’s good for the goose is good for those who gander at the geese …”

REICHARD: Good grief...

EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.

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