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goose variety

Postby R.I. Red » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:30 pm

A flock of migrants arrived a few days ago. They are all smaller than the usual canada geese we get around here in Little Compton and their honk is a little higher pitched. The coloration and everything else is the same. There is a flock of about 30 of them eating in a cornfield daily. Any idea of what species of goose are we dealing with here?
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Re: goose variety

Postby gander man » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:34 pm

are you sure there not just young birds how do you no that they are migrant birds probaly local young birds grouping up
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Re: goose variety

Postby MIKE J. » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:41 pm

Possibly Richardson's cacklers? They have been sighted before in New England. Did they appear after the recent strong NW winds?
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Re: goose variety

Postby TheSwamper » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:15 am

Migrators are showing up already for sure.

The AP geese (migrators) are smaller then our RP (resident) birds.
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