Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Richardson's Canada Goose

Richardson's Canada Goose ssp.hutchinsii, Ely Maltings, 6th December, © Jim Lawrence. This almost certainly escaped Richardson's Canada Goose is now keeping close association with a feral nominate Greater Canada Goose to which it might be paired. Probably the same bird was first seen in Cambs at Kingfisher's Bridge in late April 2006 (see final picture in sequence by John Oates, April 22nd, 2006). Note the diminutive size relative to the nominate Canada, the pale breast, the small bill and the steep forehead which are all typical of Richardson's Canada Goose. (JL).

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