Friday, January 14, 2011

Taiga Bean Goose

this bird is accompanying a large flock of 1100 Pink-footed Geese that have just returned to North Lincs after the snow ;; as usual in an area where they are shot they are even wary of vehicles and I was fortunate to get some distant shots before the farmer saw me watching them and returned with a shot gun to clear them off his field -- stands head and neck above its Pink-footed cousins and has all the features but the legs are a rather dull orange, different tone to the Pinks but nothing like as striking as on the Tundra Beans that we get more frequently with our Pinks

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