Sifting through the greylags at Marston revealed a couple of pink-footed geese, one Canada (unusual here), PZB the neck-collared Windermere greylag and some greylags with orange legs. This isn’t unusual, in fact about fifteen percent of the flock had a degree of orangey-ness in their legs and you often come across them. The level of pink also varies. Bird books don’t often mention this detail, (probably no one  gives a ****!)                                                                                  In his brilliant new book, Wildfowl, Sebastien Reeber hints that the colours become brighter at pre-breeding times.


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