Date: 12/27/19 8:30 am
From: James Muchmore via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Barnacle Goose/Hybrids at the school
I’m at the field that the Barnacle was reported at yesterday. All birds are here by the baseball diamond on the left.


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> On Dec 27, 2019, at 10:30 AM, Aidan Kiley via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> Paul,
>
> A couple of birders including myself suggested Barnacle x Cackling rather
> than Canada due to the size of the birds and the size of their bills. The
> hybrids are almost the exact same size as the Barnacle and have tiny bills.
>
> I sought out confirmation from Steve Mlodinow, arguably the top North
> American goose expert. He confirms Barnacle x Cackling.
>
> He also confirmed odd Richardson's for the dark Cackling in the flock.
>
> Aidan Kiley
> Fairfield
>
>
>> On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 10:21 AM Paul Smith via CTBirds <
>> <ctbirds...> wrote:
>>
>> Is there any way to visually distinguish between Barnacle Goose x Canada
>> Goose and Barnacle Goose x Cackling Goose hybrids? Or will some intrepid
>> observer need to collect a DNA sample? ;-)
>>
>> Paul Smith
>> New Haven
>>
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