Sunday 13 February 2011

Hybrid Geese

Three pictures of what appear to be three hybrid geese - probably between Canada geese and Barnacles.  The shots were taken up by Kilsleven House outside Port Charlotte, all three birds are larger than even Greenland white-fronts.  Two look like washed out Canada geese, while one is ultra-washed out and has a damaged wing.  They were consorting with a small party of White-fronts plus two Barnacles.


  1. Yes, definitely Canada X Barnacles though with no parent Canada present. There was a family of both adults and up to five hybrids for several winters in the Mulindry area, but not seen for the last two winters by which time there were just two hybrids left.