Back on familiar turf today, slowly shaking the jet-lag from the recent Israel trip out of my system. Great views of a Cackling Goose at the power canal, this bird flying in at about 10:15am to join the 600 or so Canada Geese already present. This looks like a new individual to me, continuing the incredible sequence of Cackling Goose sightings from the Turner's Falls power canal site since mid-October.
(Richardson's) Cackling Goose - Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. December 5th, 2012. A lovely, pallid-gray individual looking remarkably cold toned compared to the surrounding Canada Geese. Images taken using Panasonic Lumix FZ7 through Swarovski HD scope.