Westmoreland Park, in southeast Portland, is always worth a quick visit in winter.
Westmoreland is also a good spot for studying the various subspecies of the white-cheeked goose complex. This is a Taverner’s Cackling Goose, identified by her medium bill (covered in down for some reason), blocky head, and pale breast.
Western Canada Goose bathing
Posted on January 27, 2013, in identification challenges, OR Birding Sites and tagged Canvasback, Eurasian Wigeon, Herring Gull, Lesser Scaup, Ridgeway's Cackling Goose, Taverner's Cackling Goose, Western Canada Goose, Westmoreland Park. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.