On my last visit to RSPB Conwy (see: RSPB Conwy 21 Sept 2019) I had observed an "interloper goose", using Dave CH's words, who commented on it, that had flown in with a flock of grey lag geese.
I would guess others will have noticed it as well.
After some searching, and various suggestions, I'm tempted to think it is a Canada goose with non-standard markings, or possibly hybrid?
I'm open to any suggestions...
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In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:Certainly an unusual spot and nice to photos of it. Goose hybrids do happen and I believe there have been many instances of hybrids between Canada and Greylag geese. Photos of those hybrids on the web are a reasonable match for this one, too.
Thank you Nige, and yes, I've come across a few hybrid geese over the years.
I've spent a decent amount of time trawling the web, but nothing really struck me as relevant, hence the delay in posting.
But I'm sure somewhere it will have been spotted and commented on.
In reply to Gardenbirder:
In reply to Dave - CH:
Dave - CH said:when we open the guest house
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