Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hebden Bridge

Pink-footed goose. Went to Hebden for organic bread and other supplies, and saw this goose on the towpath with a Canada goose. Could approach it to about 10m.
In the light through clouds the bill looked orange, and the legs pinky-orange. This, and the amount of colour on the bill, made me think it is a Bean goose. However, my photos looked at indoors show that the bill and legs are pink. Also, the bill is too short for Bean, and the bird is quite a lot smaller than the Canada next to it (ruling out Taiga Bean).
It gave some short, quite high-pitched calls - like the yelp of a small dog. This also rules out Bean.

1 comment:

Dave Brotherton said...

Nice find on a canal Peter, in fact nice find anywhere.