[CT Birds] photos of Cackling Geese?

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 11:45:25 EST 2012

Hi all,

Two long-staying Cackling Geese have been reported as various forms on
CTBirds and eBird. The Goodwin Park bird was reported as a possible
"Aleutian" form (no regional records) and the Sherwood Island bird as
a possible "Taverner's" (very rare form in these parts). Our expected
subspecies of Cackling Goose is the "Richardson's" form (Branta
hutchinsii hutchinsii).

Does anyone have photos to share of the two birds in question?


Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

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