Greylags are the most common goose in Europe, with a range also extending into Asia as far as China. They are the ancestor of the domestic goose and feral domestic geese are often found throughout the range and further afield in the Americas and Australia. They are large birds at 75-90 cm in length, with the males generally being larger than the females. They eat a range of items but usually graze on grasses, making them an agricultural pest in some areas. In Britain, birds in Scotland tend to be wild, while those resident further south are often from re-established flocks.
1: Lakeside, Eastliegh, Hampshire, 01/05/2013.
2: Riverside Park, Southampton, 30/04/2013.
3-4: Riverside Park, Southampton, Hampshire, UK, 08/02/2013.