Cackling Goose at Heather Farm


tracy_farrington
 

This afternoon around 2pm, I observed a group of eight CACKLING GEESE all of which remained in a nice little flotilla as they paddled about the natural pond. Judging by the very visible white neck ring (and the subspecies range map in the 6th edition National Geo Field Guide), I imagine these to be leucopareia, the "Aleutian" race. I make this posting as I have not read about the bird at Heather Farm of late. Any other observations?

Good birding,
Tracy Farrington