Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Where to see them
The best place in Britain to see bean geese is the Yare Valley in Norfolk, which includes the RSPB's Mid-Yare nature reserves. Another flock winters near Falkirk in southern Scotland.
Smaller numbers of the smaller, shorter-billed tundra-breeding race also spend winter here. They are erratic in their appearances, but are regularly seen in east and south-east England.
When to see them
Between late September and March.
What they eat
Grass, cereals, potatoes and other crops.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||-||410 birds from the 'taiga' population and 320 from the 'tundra'||-|