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Holland - Snow Goose at Yerseke

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Old Thursday 1st February 2018, 07:02   #1
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Holland - Snow Goose at Yerseke

We've been over to Belgium/Holland yesterday and had a fab day connecting with Pygmy Cormorant, the Ross's Gull and a variety of different geese. I was hoping that someone could comment on the adult Snow Goose at Yerseke. It is unringed but other than that it didn't appear very wild. We saw it together with lots of Barnacle and a few farmyard geese at very close range. Might have a bit of a limp as well. It looks like it turned up in November. What do the Dutch birders think ?
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hi, talking about 'Dutch Birders', I was aware of my responsibility...likely a breed between barnacle and farmyard? ciao, henk
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As another Dutch birder abroad, but one who knows which bird you are talking about, this is definitely a Snow Goose:
Most Dutch birders just jot it down. It's really hard to know what to think about Snow Geese in the Netherlands: escapes, German Cat C and even wild birds (there's proof!) all occur. One I saw in Zeeland a few years ago was around too long for me to acceptable; for now this one would look OK.
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