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JaredD51

Greater White-fronted Geese?

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Over the past week, I've seen these two geese in the Denver metro area. I'm looking to see if others think one or both are juvenile Greater White-fronted Geese. 

Goose 1

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Goose 2

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Thanks in advance,

Jared

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I’m pretty sure the white fronted are much smaller than the canada...looks bigger in your picture? Maybe greylag?

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Thanks for the feedback. I think both geese were surrounded by small Canadas, if  not Cacklings. It's harder to say in the case of the second goose, based just on my photos. But here are some photos to help with size.

Goose 1

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Goose 2

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For some additional context -- I was concerned that Goose 1 was a hybrid of some sort, due to the lack of solid white. But it hadn't occurred to me that it was possibly a juvenile. I'm more confused about Goose 2, based on apparent size. 

Thanks!

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