Greylag Goose at Middle Pool
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Outside of some areas of Scotland, all greylags can be considered to be feral - they have been introduced in many places, from where they have spread, for ornament, and/or for sport shooting.
The sub-species native to the UK has an orange beak, sometimes with a thin line of white feathers at the base. Any other white patches scattered throughout the birds indicates some domestic blood.
Your bird seems likely to be at least reasonably pure. There is an excellent photo' posted by elk3 today.
It is also a bird that doesn't look entirely happy at your presence!
Hi Roger, the goose actually approached me because I was holding bread and he had followed me for about 100 yards. That's how I got such a close up.
Lat/Lng: 52.7, -2.5
OS grid ref: SJ6811