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#1 jeffroscoe

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

NW Washington, today. Thanks.

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Smaller body + short neck = Cackler, yes? The bills don't look different, though.


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#2 meghann

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

I'll pass on the goose, but I'll confirm your kinglets!

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#3 mtdavid

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

It looks like you have 2 different individual geese, the second especially looks good for Cackling to me, and quite possibly the first as well. Can be tricky to judge just from photos though.

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#4 blackburnian

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

i agree with your original IDs, including the geese

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

Oohhhh, I adore that second second of the kinglet ! Neat shots.

#6 guy_incognito

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

Agree with RCK and Cackling. I think both pictures are of the same Cackling Goose. The white cheek patch looks nearly identical in shape. The small size of the bird with short neck definitely helps. It also has a relatively steep forehead angle compared to the bill, which is a feature of Cackling.

#7 blackburnian

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

I agree with guy, both pics show the same bird

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#8 Liam

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

I agree with RCKI and CAGO.

But I must say...what a cute cuddly Cackler!

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