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Grey geese - greylag AND pink footed? (added via Android)

Observed: 9th February 2013 By: leodufeu
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I think. The probable pink foots seemed marginally smaller and had marginally darker head and necks and distinctly darker breaks. Also darker legs I think. Are bean geese a possible too? I have read of some wintering within 10 ish miles of here. photos may be too far away to be able to tell more. The three photos with fence post give clearest views. I don't think any are white fronted as no dark belly banding was showing. The white flash above beaks in first two photos I think is due to poor quality photo (taken on smart phone through binoculars!) - I didn't see any white above beaks with my eyes.

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Greylags

I agree with you that they are Pink-feet and Greylags, rather than White-fronted...it was the former with which I was agreeing.

Ian
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Thank you Ian - and a

Thank you Ian - and a beautiful set of flickr photos. You are obviously a ringer. What a priviledge to see those birds so close up.