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My best candidate yet for a Cackler

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Thanks! I was feeling pretty good about it - in the field and reviewing pics. But I didn’t want to get my hopes too high. Lifer!

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The bird in the first 3 pics is indeed a Richardson’s Cackling. The bird that’s swimming next to it in the other pics is not convicncing for another Cackler to me. Bill looks rather large and long, a decent amount bigger than the Cackling overall, and the back isn’t frosty at all. It may be a hybrid if not a really small Canada.

But the bird in all pics with the really stubby bill, frosty back, and slight white ring on the neck is a slam-dunk Cackler. Congrats!

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I was going to make a similar comment to Akiley....4th picture and others include a goose that does not look like the others.  larger bill for one thing - could it be just a canada goose

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