We can ID this smaller goose on the right in the photo as a Cackling Goose as follows:
- Small size. As can seen in the photo the Cackling Goose is considerably smaller than the Canada Geese nearby.
- Short, stubby bill.
- Short neck. As can be seen in the photo, the Cackling Goose has a much shorter neck than the Canada Geese.
- Steep forehead.
- White chin strap with almost no black under chin compared to Canada Goose.
The Cackling Goose is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 986A.