Goose – Unidentified
The head markings are similar to a juvenile Barnacle Goose, but the beak colour is wrong. Of those geese I’ve looked at that have a similar coloured beak, none of them have those head markings. It’s a conundrum….but one I’m sure someone on WordPress will be able to answer:
© Mark Simms Photography (2014)
8 Responses to “Goose – Unidentified”
Great shot. I too have had trouble identifying birds, only to find out that often there can be slight regional differences, or maybe its a juvenile that’s in the process of growing up! But as you say someone on WordPress will know and tell you.
Thanks Lee 😊
Nice shot Mark.
I’ve got 2 different ‘goose’ type birds which I can’t identify in my bird folder and I think they must be some kind of hybrid or cross (as they’re not small enough to be juveniles). I need a bird ‘expert’ too.
Thanks Vicki. Good point…..never thought about a cross breed.
I also suspect it’s a juvenile Barnacle Goose, perhaps a hybrid, a bit difficult to say without seeing the body.
Thanks Camilla….I’ll accept that 😊
Very sweet shot Mark!
Thanks….I think it’s the light that makes it 😊