Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Where to see them
A familiar goose seen around lakes, gravel pits and town parks.
When to see them
All year round. In winter, occasional birds of small races are seen with other wild geese species in N Ireland and W Scotland, and may be vagrant wild birds.
What they eat
Vegetation - roots, grass, leaves and seeds.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||62,000 pairs||190,000 birds||-|