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  • Robert J. Keiffer
    Nov 1, 2006
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      1 November 2006 - Wednesday - There is a resident flock of 80 to 100
      Canada Geese (Great Basin subspecies Branta canadensis moffitti )
      that hangs around the Hopland/Sanel Valley area. They use farm
      ponds in the Feliz Creek drainage and Hopland area, and can be seen
      each morning feeding south of Feliz Creek road... on the opposite
      side of Feliz Creek in the large bare field (used to be
      vineyard). They also use the farm pond west of and along Hwy 101
      just south of the CDF fire station ... and they also use the Crowfoot
      Ranch permanent pasture field about 1/2 mile north of Jepson
      Winery. 1 Gr.White0fronted Goose has been with them for a couple
      weeks and today 5 Cackling Geese (Aleutian subspecies Branta
      hutchinsii leucopareia ) joined the group. Throughout the fall and
      winter it is always good to view these Canada Goose groups for the
      "unexpected" visiting goose species that may show up. Good
      birding. Bob Keiffer

      Robert J. Keiffer
      Principal Supt. of Agriculture
      UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
      4070 University Road
      Hopland, CA 95449
      (707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
      HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html

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