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Canada Goose F3E9 | by Anita363
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Canada Goose F3E9

Great Backyard Bird Count. Reported to, got a certificate back within a few days. Our bird is a female HATCHED IN 2009 OR EARLIER and banded in VARENNES, QUEBEC, CANADA (COORDINATES: LAT: 45.75; LON: -73.41667) on 07/14/2010. So this is a bona fide migratory Canada Goose, not one of the local breeders (though the presence of the resident birds might be attracting migrants to winter here when the didn't used to. Or it might just be the greater abundance of favorable habitat, namely lawns.)


Its closest companion (the only bird out of water so I could see its legs) had a metal leg band, but this was the only one with a neckband (of 25 similar birds in flock, 500 in vicinity).


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Taken on February 20, 2012