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 >> >> _______________________________________________ >> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) >> for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. >> For subscription information visit >> http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org >> > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org