Name: White-fronted Goose
Scientific name: Anser albifrons
Nature Stars: 70
About: The White-fronted Goose is a common winter visitor, arriving from the end of October onwards and returning north again at the end of March.
How to identify: Most easily told from other geese by the white flash on the forehead, dark patches on the belly and orange legs.
Where: Only found here in the winter. Birds that nest in Greenland spend the winter in Ireland and the west coast of Scotland, those from northern Europe and Siberia come to southern England for the winter.
Fantastic fact: A group of geese is called a gaggle.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc