Thursday, December 2, 2010
MA - more Cackling Geese - 11/29 & 30
Richardson's Cackling Goose - nice pale individual with quite bright sandy or tawny toned breast color. Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co. MA. November 30th, 2010.
Richardson's Cackling Goose - duller individual (left) with grayer breast color. Poor shot but offering an interesting size comparison with female Common Goldeneye. Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co. MA. November 30th, 2010.
Two more individual Cackling Geese have turned up in the large Canada Goose flock regularly present on the Turner's Falls power canal. Both birds were slightly detached from the main throng of about 1,000 Canada Geese usually being found on the periphery of the larger groups. Always nice to see this species and brings to season's total to about four individuals.