Name: Canada Goose
Scientific name: Branta canadensis
Nature Stars: 20
About: The Canada Goose is our largest goose and maybe our most familiar. They are a common bird across most of the country, nesting on park lakes, gravel pits and reservoirs. Canada Geese are not native to this country, having been introduced from North America
How to identify: A large goose, with a black neck and head and white cheek patches.
Where: Found almost throughout the country, except the north of Scotland.
Fantastic fact: Canada Geese were first introduced from North America in the 17th century.
Photograph credit: David Longshaw