Meet Goose #1038-06303

Posted by
Andy (Massachusetts, United States) on 28 February 2021 in Animal & Insect.

While walking the trail I noticed this Canada goose had a band on her leg.
I photographed the leg band which had the numbers 1038-06303.

Upon reporting the banded goose to the Banding Bird Laboratory, the information about this goose is as follows:

Species: Canada Goose
Age: Hatched in 2006 or earlier.
Sex: Female
Location: 31 KM W. Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

A goose that is 15 years old that has traveled over 1000miles, from Labrador, Canada to Massachusetts, USA.
In addition, the goose is missing a web toe. One tough goose!
I'll keep on eye on the goose to see if it loiters in the area during the warmer months or if it leaves, possibly traveling back to Canada.

NIKON D500 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 1800 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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