Our group had excellent looks of both species and we took some time studying the Cackling Goose, which appeared to fit well for B. h. hutchinsii – Richardson’s (or Hutchins’s) Cackling Goose. It was small and lighter colored. While doing our Geese studies, we were pleasantly surprised by a couple of American Pipits flying overhead. Later on our walk we had excellent looks at Rusty Blackbirds, Belted Kingfisher (female) and an assortment of waterfowl. In total we had 37 species.
|Barnacle Goose lower left with Cackling Goose walking right.|
|Cackling Goose a real beauty!|
|Cackling Goose with the rising sun providing soft tones.|
|Barnacle and Cackling Goose in the same frame - lower right|
Tags: Barnacle Goose, Cackling Goose, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx