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Saturday, 22 October 2011

pink footed goose


Jeff said...

Great shot Pete !

David Carrington said...

What are people's thoughts on whether this is a wild bird or feral?

David Gilmore said...

Good question Dave. Pink-footed geese have turned up periodically in the recording area as singles and hung around (mid Oct-early Mar). Sker 1991, Wentloog Level 1992, Watermill 1996 & Cosmeston 2010. After the initial first days, most were not too troubled by humans, and all were recorded as wild in the various reports. Unless they have plastic collection rings etc or we know for certain they are escapes, they are considered wild.
I take it that this same individual is ranging between the Ogmore, Wilderness & KNNR with the Canada geese flock?