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#1 JoeLeen

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:01 AM

hey all, after a big day of birding with the family we've got a few questions... see below and thanks for the input! photos taken Jan 19 in northern montana.

pic 1 - Canada or Cackling?
pics 2 & 3 - ???

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

I'm thinking Lesser Canada on the goose. The hawk is a Rough-legged.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Agree - a cackling is about the size of a mallard.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

I agree as well. There is a big range of size in Canada Geese, with the smallest being only just larger than the largest Cackling, but the bill is always very small and stubby on Cackling Geese. These guys are a bit too big and long billed to be Cackling.

In my defense, spellcheck though that my typing was correct, and who am I to argue..

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#5 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Another for Canada Goose. The size comparison with the Mallard seals it.

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