Monday, March 23, 2009

Fwd: Moscow area waterfowl (incl. Cackling Geese), 3/22/09

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From: Charles Swift <>
Date: Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 10:16 PM
Subject: Moscow area waterfowl (incl. Cackling Geese), 3/22/09
To: inland birders <>

Hi All -

I was able to get out this afternoon for a quick trip and retraced Terry's route north of Moscow. The field at the intersection of Mountainview & Darby Rds. just north of town had the bulk of the birds including the Eurasian Wigeon as well as 5 Cackling Geese. I've attached a digiscoped image of 3 of the Cackling Geese. I think these are Taverner's Cackling Geese (subspecies taverneri) but this is just hunch - not based on careful analysis. The complete eBird list from this location is below. The 6 Ring-billed Gulls were still present a bit north of this location - a species I haven't seen in Latah Co. in several years.

thanks, Charles.

Location:     Latah - Darby & Mountainview fields
Observation date:     3/22/09
Notes:     All waterfowl in field southeast of intersection. Cackling Geese were probably "Taverners" .
Number of species:     12

Cackling Goose     5
Canada Goose  25
Tundra Swan     16
Eurasian Wigeon     1
American Wigeon     40
Mallard     50
Northern Pintail     1
Red-tailed Hawk     1
Rough-legged Hawk     1
Killdeer     3
Horned Lark     2
American Robin     30
Red-winged Blackbird     X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

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