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Goose flocks calls--quiz mode (1 Viewer)


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Tonight I had a flock of geese fly right over my home. At first, I wasn't bothered to record it, but it was quite loud and lasted for so long that I walked up to the window and registered the calls just as they were trailing off. I don't expect a conclusive ID, but I wonder how far one can get without pictures. Both Merlin and BirdNET agreed on Pink-footed Goose, but I'm not holding my breath. I've read that Tundra Bean Goose has a similar call, while Taiga Bean Goose was BirdNET's less likely second most probable suggestion.

EDIT: 24 February, Warsaw, Poland


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Another quiz mode question about a different flock (still in Warsaw): half an hour after sunset on Feb 14 I saw a large skein with many trailing columns of geese that was heading straight east. (Interestingly, last year on the same day and the day before I also witnessed flocks of geese flying east, not northeast.) I've been also observing groups flying north, so perhaps along the Vistula or the Narew rivers. The only major river that flows along the east-west axis is the Bug (see map: File:Vistula river map.png - Wikimedia Commons). The geese were too high for me to see them well and it was getting dark, so I couldn't make an ID. I've had a look at the breeding ranges of both Bean Goose species on XC, and I suspect they might have been Taiga?
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