[Tweeters] Help please with Canada vs Cackling Goose ID
rflores_2 at msn.com
Sun Mar 30 21:45:03 PDT 2014
I did not see the geese but can say this late into the spring migration at Ridgefield the Canada geese do out number the cackling geese.
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> On Mar 30, 2014, at 13:49, "Chazz Hesselein" <chazz at hesselein.com> wrote:
> Yesterday afternoon I visited Ridgefield NWR where I was excited to see a WA first, over forty bugling Sandhill Cranes. As usual, there were many Canada/Cackling geese so I was surprised when I Birdlog required a confirmation when I reported an estimated 1000 Canada Geese. These geese were small with short necks but had elongated bills, I only saw one small goose that had a shortened, "triangular," bill that I identified as a Cackler. Now I see that there are some populations of Cacklers whose bills are elongated. Is it likely that I misidentified the 1000 geese as Canadas when they were really Cacklers?
> Chazz Hesselein
> Port Orchard, WA
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