Name: Pink-footed Goose
Scientific name: Anser brachyrhynchus
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About: Pink-footed Goose is one of our smaller geese, with a relatively short neck, rounded head and short bill. A common winter visitor, numbers of Pink-footed Geese are at an all time high thanks to conservation work both here and on the breeding grounds. A la
How to identify: A small goose, with a short bill and pink legs.
Where: Only found here in the winter. Birds that nest in Greenland and Iceland spend the winter in Scotland, north west England and East Anglia.
Fantastic fact: Almost 300,000 Pink-footed Geese spend the winter in Britain, 90% of the world's population!
Photograph credit: Dave Appleton