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This goose recently arrived on the ponds. In general it has a superficial look of a Canada Goose. However, it is smaller than the canada goose. It has pink instead of black on beak and legs. Could it be a immature bird or a hybrid. Any ideas?
A picture of: Herrington Country Park
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Herrington Country Park
Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure Program: Program Action, Focal length: 114 mm, Aperture: f 5, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/1000 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 14, 2008, 3:48 pm
ImageID:1061399, Image size: 2000 x 1333 pixels
Roy, it's a greylag/canada goose. Greylags are notorious for breeding with other species, in fact all our domestic geese derive from Greylags. There are many resident breeding flocks of Canada geese in the UK and where they come into contact with Greylags they sometimes breed. This is a great shot, it's very unusual but not unique.
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