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Old Tuesday 25th September 2012, 19:48   #1
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Question barnacle goose

I've just walked the dogs around the fair sized manmade lake on our housing estate near Stourbridge/Brierley Hill. This is a walk I do every day. I was surprised to see a barnacle goose amongst the resident canada geese. Has anyone a likely idea why it would be there? I'm not at all an experienced birder but I do take notice of what's around, I know it's a barnacle goose and have never seen one there before.

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Old Thursday 27th September 2012, 17:04   #2
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I have taken the liberty to copy your query onto the Upton Warren Worcestershire Forum as I know there are many knowledgable and helpful birders on that site.
I'm sure they will come up with an answer for you

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I've just walked the dogs around the fair sized manmade lake on our housing estate near Stourbridge/Brierley Hill. This is a walk I do every day. I was surprised to see a barnacle goose amongst the resident canada geese. Has anyone a likely idea why it would be there? I'm not at all an experienced birder but I do take notice of what's around, I know it's a barnacle goose and have never seen one there before.
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I have taken the liberty to copy your query onto the Upton Warren Worcestershire Forum as I know there are many knowledgable and helpful birders on that site.
I'm sure they will come up with an answer for you

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Info from Rob one of the birders at UW on your Barnacle Goose sighting ----


There is one reported today at Grimley together with a Ross' Goose (which is an escapee apparently) so the Barnacle may be the same one. One drops into UW now & then possibly one of the non-migrating flock at Slimbridge WWT.

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Thanks for your help. I went down to the lake yesterday pm but couldn't see the barnacle goose. It must indeed have been passing through. It looked very relaxed amongst the canada geese.
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waxwings

Spotted waxwings sitting on a TV aerial on 35 Barn Owl Walk, off Stamford Rd, Stourbridge. Trekked through snow back home to fetch my binoculars. 14 of them, at 3.30 p.m.
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