White fronted Goose Braunton Marsh

In company with about 15 Mute Swans in a field today near where Sir Authurs Pill adjoins Boundary Drain was a single White Fronted Goose. We're no experts by any means but my Collins seems to conclude it's a Greenland race, Flaviostris, mainly because of the long orange bill....but I'm happy to be corrected. 

Eds - Although it is somewhat difficult to judge orange / pink bill colour from these pictures, the fact that it looked orange in the field certainly points to Greenland. This is further supported by the narrow white tail tips and somewhat heavy bill.

White Fronted Goose
White Fronted Goose
White Fronted Goose
White Fronted Goose

Posted January 10th at 8:50 pm by Philip and Sue Naylor in Bird News