Sunday, December 27, 2020

Cackling Goose

These birds are Cackling Geese—the Pacific race, which have relatively dark bellies. These geese also show how the white neck-ring of this race varies from no ring to a relatively prominent one. Cackling Geese are an annual long-distance migrant. They often fly nonstop between their arctic breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska to wintering locations in the mid-latitude and southern areas of the United States. Erika and I saw these birds on 22 December 2020 at the Billy Frank Jr National Wildlife Refuge.

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