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Copyright: Marion Morgan (jester5) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 22] (24)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-11
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-22 6:24
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This canada goose was determined it was not going to have its' picture taken but I won in the end although I had to run for safety PDQ.
Latin name
Branta canadensis
Family
Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Overview
A large goose, with a distinctive black head and neck and large white throat patch. An introduced species from N America, it has successfully spread to cover most of the UK. It forms noisy flocks and is often regarded as a nuisance in areas where large numbers occur on amenity grassland and parks.
Where to see them
A familiar goose seen around lakes, gravel pits and town parks.
When to see them
All year round. In winter, occasional birds of small races are seen with other wild geese species in N Ireland and W Scotland, and may be vagrant wild birds.
What they eat
Vegetation - roots, grass, leaves and seeds
Thank you to WWW.RSPB.ORG.UK for the information.

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