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Bird ID Poland / swan and goose / beginner birder (1 Viewer)


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Hello. I took these photos today in Greater Poland.

At first I thought the goose is a tundra bean, because the beak seems to me orange rather than pink. But now I realised that there's no black tip on the beak. Is this a greylag goose?

Also, I wonder if someone could help me ID the swans with such poor photos. Tundra swan or whooper swan?


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Goose is clearly a Greylag; Beans are much darker birds with different bill type.

Swan images not very clear so trickier to ID from these. I get the feel of larger, longer necked birds & on one "I think" I can see a more wedge shape of yellow , which would make it Whooper. But clarity on these is poor.


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Thank you Joern!

Being a beginner I've only seen mute swans until now. I hope I'll have a chance to properly observe whooper and tundra sometime soon. Thanks again aeshna5 and Joern.

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