Canada Goose: a long way from home | Nature Notes from Dorset

This is a bird that is familiar in Dorset (and throughout the British Isles) now that has its origins elsewhere in the world and is now considered a 'bit of a pest'. Following its introduction in to collections in country parks and gardens during Victorian times the Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is now widespread on lakes, ponds and other waterside locations.
A handsome bird, the Canada goose is, as its name suggests, a North American species where there are several variable races. 



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