Geese

species: 
Greylag Goose
scientific name: 
Anser anser
EURING code: 
01611
notes: 

Grey neckband with code (1 letter and 2 numbers in black D00-K99).
note 1 : the letter is vertical, the 2 numbers are horizontal.
note 2 : over 600 birds have been ringed to date on the Inner Hebridean Isles of Tiree and Coll 1998-2009, with further ringing planned for 2011.
note 3 : these birds were mostly ringed as adults, goslings receive a yellow leg-ring. 
note 4 : these Greylags are from the largely sedentary NW Scottish population and are very unlikely to be seen away from north and west Scotland. To Jan 2011 only 1 bird (K82) had made it as far south as Northern England.
note 5 : this is a joint RSPB Scotland / Coll Conservation Group / Scottish Natural Heritage Project with assistance from The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and Grampian Ringing Group.
 

email sighting submit: 
snailmail sighting submit: 
Dr John Bowler, Pairc na Coille, Balephuil, Tiree, Argyll PA77 6UE, UK.
colour-ring type: 
Neckband.
colour-ring colour: 
Silver/Grey [S]
colour-ring code: 
Three alpha-numeric code (3 letters/numbers).
countries where ringed: 
United Kingdom.