Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus

College Lake - 18th December 2004

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Photo copyright Mike Collard

The same bird as below has been moving between Wilston Reservoir and College Lake.

College Lake - 30th October 2004

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Photo copyright Ben Miller

This record shot is of what is a juvenile bird.  While the timing of it's arrival is no doubt pretty good for a genuine wild bird and it is not ringed, escaped captive birds this species are not too infrequent.   It is therefore perhaps unlikely that the Bucks rarities committee will accept it as a wild bird.  The bird was associating with Canada Geese.

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