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Barnacle goose

Observed: 9th February 2013 By: Little_aukLittle_auk’s reputation in BirdsLittle_auk’s reputation in BirdsLittle_auk’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Feeding with Greylags. Probably an escapee but no ring etc. visible. I so want to tick it but i think i'm going to have to try a bit harder!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Single Barny

I doubt a single barnacle goose associated with Canada Geese in London will ever be considered anything other than an escape/feral bird.

Rusty staining around the head is apparently an indicator of wild origin.

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Thanks David - i'll bear that

Thanks David - i'll bear that in mind. Lovely birds non the less!