Seen these on the River Avon today. One looked like a Greylag X Canada Goose and the other looked like a Greylag X Toulouse Goose.
Would this be correct?
No identification made yet.
No interactions present.
Interesting... I've seen quite a few hybrid geese recently. It's strange for them to be cross breeding so much.
One definitely looks rather Canadian, maybe juvenile? Why do you think it's a cross, tho this is possible for sure?
Paul Seligman. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_seligman_cardiff/collections/721576087...
Hybrid Canada and greylag/domestic geese are not uncommon in parks and amenity lakes where both breed. There are at least a couple I know of on the campus of the University of York campus. I suspect they are not fertile or else there would be far more of them considering the opportunity for cross breeding.
Visit the iSpot Yorkshire forum for information on events, issues and news relating to 'God's own country'
A Toulouse goose is just a breed of domesticated greylag goose originating from - urm! - Toulouse.
Lat/Lng: 51.3802, -2.3546
OS grid ref: ST754646