SD7908 : Canada Geese, Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal

near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

Canada Geese, Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal
Canada Geese, Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal
Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) are big waterbirds with a long neck, large body, large webbed feet, and wide, flat bill. They have a distinctive black head and neck and large white throat patch.

Originally native to Arctic and temperate regions of North America, the geese were first introduced in Britain in the late 17th century as an addition to King James II's waterfowl collection in St. James's Park and have successfully spread to cover most of the UK. This pair is part of a noisy flock which have settled on the northern bank of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal where there is no towpath so they are relatively undisturbed and there are ample fields where they may feed.
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Monday, 12 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Canal (from Tags)
Manchester Bolton and Bury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7914 0855 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.3880N 2:18.9889W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7915 0856
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Canal  Birds  Wild Fowl  Wildfowl  Canada Geese  Waders  Reeds 

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