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Old Sunday 12th December 2004, 11:27   #1
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Lesser White-fronted Goose

On Friday I found an adult Lesser White-front at Rutland Water. Though unringed and wary I don't for one moment think it will be a genuine wild bird but it would be interesting to know if it has been seen anywhere else. It has probably been at Rutland for a few days as someone reported a White-fronted Goose last weekend and I guess it was the same bird.

Has anyone seen one anywhere recently?

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Old Sunday 12th December 2004, 17:41   #2
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There was one reported on birdguides yesterday. Dont know if it was confirmed. Not at rutland. Cant remember where tho.
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Old Sunday 12th December 2004, 17:48   #3
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There are pictures on eith Surfbirds or BirdGuides too - taken at Rutland.

Wait until it flies west to Slimbridge then you can tick it!
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Old Sunday 12th December 2004, 19:12   #4
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There was one reported on birdguides yesterday. Dont know if it was confirmed. Not at rutland. Cant remember where tho.

That was the Rutland one. A search on Birdguides did not produce any other reports in the past few weeks, not since a family group were in South Yorkshire.

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Old Monday 13th December 2004, 17:22   #5
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"On Friday I found an adult Lesser White-front at Rutland Water. Though unringed and wary I don't for one moment think it will be a genuine wild bird but it would be interesting to know if it has been seen anywhere else. It has probably been at Rutland for a few days as someone reported a White-fronted Goose last weekend and I guess it was the same bird."

Steve, I seem to remember from a published paper that circa 27% of Whitefronts now have a varying degree of "Yellow eye-ring".
This is one thing which is causing confusion at times.
Will do a bit of digging.

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