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How's your duck/geese ID skills?

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:28 am
by yuccahead
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This was last week from a canoe on the Colorado R.
Not really up on my duck/geese ID. We have Canada Geese here but it doesn't really look like them.

Re: How's your duck/geese ID skills?

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:38 am
by Iggy
You may want to spend some time here. Boy I never realized that there were so many kind.
http://www.humboldt.edu/~jmb7002/waterfowlid.html
Great photo yuccahead.

Re: How's your duck/geese ID skills?

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:43 pm
by Jerry Feldner
Or, you may want to go throught these photos. Let us know what you find out.

http://www.ducks.org/multimedia/gallery ... poe=GPPCAD

Re: How's your duck/geese ID skills?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:19 pm
by yuccahead
I was hoping someone here was a closet duckologist. I'll do a little digging on the local level and see what I can turn up.

Re: How's your duck/geese ID skills?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:20 pm
by Iggy
Yuccahead I think I found your goose.
Brown Chinese Geese

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... 8%26um%3D1

Re: How's your duck/geese ID skills?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:34 pm
by yuccahead
Nice work Iggy. Sure looks like it to me.
Brown Chinese...never heard of it before this.
Thinking back, it must have been a goose, it gave me a couple of warning HONKS as I drifted past snapping photos. I was probably a little too close to the chicks for her liking.