Cackling Goose

Branta hutchinsii

ML126143851


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Stefan Mutchnick
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eBird Checklist S50357681
Mill Pond, Sayville
Suffolk, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.7438, -73.0758 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Small short-necked goose with a short stubby bill. Head blocky, steep forehead angles to flat crown. Size difference to Canada Goose apparent in pictures. I caught sight of it on one of my scans with my bins but it was a bit distant so I went to get my scope to verify. Excellent views with my scope. Pictures a bit distant but nonetheless are good enough for an I.D. after enlarging them. It took off with a flock of about 30-40 Canada Geese and flew south at exactly 1:55 P.M. All the Geese were present upon my arrival and none took off until 1:55 P.M. I was able to capture a few more photo's of it flying.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 60D
Lens model
EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
200 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
140KB
Dimensions
1778 x 1020

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