This unexpected extreme light grab-shot with the sun almost behind the horizon may not be the best in a technical sense, but worth formatting and presenting.
At first glance this appears to be a Canada Goose in flight, but seems to have traits of a Greater Snow Goose - a possible hybrid?
And to think, I had completed my day and was walking/limping back to my car when the bird decided to pass over my head.
Canon 7D with 500L f4 lens with 1.4 lens extender @ 1/800, f5.6, ISO 640.
Cropped for framing/composition purposes, brightened up and contrast increased due to poor light - but in this case the increase in noise is worth it.
The background was despeckled and a blur brush was applied, but I decided to keep what little detail there was in the bird by not despeckling at the price of more noise.
Postscript: Thanks to Louise Simard who runs a Quebec rare birds sighting web site (www.oiseauxrares.qc.ca), who informed me that the bird was reported by photographer Norman Trudel and is probably a hybrid between a Canada Goose and a Greylag Goose.