Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Photo courtesy of Pat Smith

A large goose, with a distinctive black head and neck and large white throat patch. An introduced species from N America, it has successfully spread to cover most of the UK. It forms noisy flocks and is often regarded as a nuisance in areas where large numbers occur on amenity grassland and parks.

When to see them

All year round.

What they eat

Vegetation: roots, grass, leaves and seeds.

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