Spotted this out-of-place looking bird on the pier around 14th Street, wrote to my birder friend Mark Hedden to see what it was. "It's a Canada Goose. It's looking for bread crumbs and what not. They're a pretty people-friendly species. They really thrive in urbanized habitats, though what they really like are the grassy open areas in all the corporate office parks on US1 in North Jersey. There's tens of thousands of them there. They like it there so much their populations are exploding and they no longer bother to migrate to find food, so they fly around airports in winter and make the occasional US Air flight land in the Hudson.Hasta.