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More geese on the golf course

Dark-bellied Brent Geese (Branta bernicla bernicla), with Greater Canada Geese (B. canadensis) behind, on Starcross golf course, Devon.


The Exe Estuary is nationally important for this subspecies with 2-5,000 regular in winter. They breed in the Russian high Arctic from the Yamal Peninsula in the west, extending east to the Lena Delta. Those breeding in the western part of this range migrate to winter on the coasts of North Sea countries in Europe from Denmark and the western Baltic, west through England (mostly south of a line from the Wash to the Severn Estuary) to western France.


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Taken on January 29, 2010