Banded Canadian Goose


I took this photo in the fall of 2009. Yesterday, I heard back from the researcher who banded him:

11MA was an adult male banded at Lake Quannapowit, Wakefield, Massachusetts on 6/24/2005. He was banded as part of study to determine the size of Massachusetts resident Canada goose population by mark/resight methods. We estimated the 2005 population was 39,500 birds compared to 38,000 in 1996, the last time such an estimate was made and 26,000 in 1991, the first time and estimate was made using neck collars. Thank you for your interest.

(In case you’re wondering why all the recycled, older, or iPhone based images, I’m still waiting for my Nikon to come back from the shop).

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