Tuesday, 21 January 2014


In among the Greylag geese at East Chevington yesterday JM spotted the long staying Lesser White Fronted Goose as well as the Green winged Teal presumably on a day out from Druridge. Unfortunately the goose cannot go on the lifer list as much suspicion has been cast upon it's credentials. Firstly it turned up at Cresswell Pond in late June and with Greylags not the usual carrier species. Further detail study has also not only cast doubt on it's origin but also it's parenthood as it's too large for a real LWF so is likely a cross Eurasian WF and LWF. Quite a dainty thing compared with the Greylags above it.

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