This is the blog for bird sightings and related news in the Calderdale area. It is generally updated daily. Any non-member wishing to report and post sightings should send them to info(at)calderdalebirds(dot)co(dot)uk
Friday, January 20, 2017
BEAN GOOSE ?
I am not a goose expert but I believe that DF has done it again and found another good bird for Calderdale. I think the left hand bird in Dave's photo's is a Bean Goose, the dark wings with obvious white edges to the upperwing coverts are I think classic features for Bean Goose. Also the bird looks thicker necked with a stouter bill and although difficult to see appears to have a narrower white trailing edge to the tail. Dave also described the bird on the ground having orange legs not pink and a small orange patch on the bill not pink as in pink footed. Any other comments on this bird very welcome. Well done Dave, I only wished it had stuck around as Ive never seen a Bean Goose in Calderdale.