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Two geese

Shot this thru the reeds, not sure about it. Nor can I find out what geese they are, nearest my book comes to is a barnacle goose but the marking on the head is not the same in my book. E 5 300mm 2.8 @ f 3.5. 1/1000 sec, 400 iso.
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Re: Two geese

These are Canada geese Dave, a fairly common feral species originally from escaped ornamental stock. Becoming a pest in public parks and on public waterways but I love to see them and we have them flying over our house, honking loudly, quite often.

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Re: Two geese

Yes, these are Canada geese (Branta canadensis) . A huge pest here as well, as they drive away other goose species (such as the smaller barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) ) In Norway they are on the black list.

They taste good, though.
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Re: Two geese

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They taste good, though.
They have been a lawful quarry in this country for many years and could be shot in season. A few years ago they were declared a pest and can now be controlled all year round. Oiling the eggs is a popular form of birth control. They make good eating but there is no commercial market for them as the sale of dead wild geese is no longer permitted. You can only eat them if you know someone who shoots them.
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That's a pity they're not commercially available. They should be consumed at higher numbers! My dad shoots them when he can. (Edited)
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