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Hiding with the geese ?

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Old Monday 20th February 2017, 16:56   #1
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Hiding with the geese ?

Can someone ID the yellow billed goose (?). I can't find it among the books I have.
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Old Monday 20th February 2017, 17:02   #2
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Old Monday 20th February 2017, 17:02   #3
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It's a Bar-headed Goose, a species from Asia. Probably escaped from someone's collection...
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Old Monday 20th February 2017, 17:06   #4
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Thanks for the very quick replies. I saw it in a local reservoir in Cornwall. My books covered the UK and Europe. So no wonder I couldn't ID it.
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They turn up fairly often and there may even be a couple of pairs breeding in the country....
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Probably escaped from someone's collection...
Definitely escaped from someone's collection - no chance of it having arrived under its own steam from Mongolia!


(at least, that's the perceived wisdom . . . )
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