i'll put my 2 cents in to say, cackling geese have short, stubby bills, these do not appear to be cackling geese to me.
on Monday, we saw 3 otters playing in the water!
Saxtons River, VT
> From: cynthia crawford <[log in to unmask]>
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>Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:49 AM
>Subject: [VTBIRD] Runnemede Cackling Geese?
>Went looking for the Cormorant yesterday.Didn't find it, but there were
>about 15 short-necked geese there. I think they might be Cackling Geese.
>There were many Canadas in the water later and flying around, but this
>bunch did not take off, and seemed to stay together. Photos here, with a
>Canada amongst them.
>75 Canada Geese
>7 Black Ducks
>1 Wood Duck (m)
>! Common Merganser
>And...ta da! A River Otter
>(Last year, with a group of Upper Valley birders, we saw ...well,a mink I
>think, running along a bank in this same area. I REALLY wanted it to be an
>otter, but I was out-voted. This time, there is no question...is there?
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