192 Goose 4-10 tip to tip From bill to end tail 2-5 Bill & feet [white] yellow White from top bill [over] up on head 1/2 in [inch] Belly white mottled with large black spots White towards tail & under it & with white ring on top tail as in next Gen [general] color grayish dark wings nearly black, the secondaries tipped white in large flocks very fine bird
193 Goose 4-8 tip to tip From bill to end tail 2-5 1/2 Bill & feet black White band one inch wide under head reaching [upward] to level with top head gradually narrowing upward Prevailing color gray gradually becoming white on belly backward under tail & white ring coming over the tail [Sketch of tail, marked with white band]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist