White - fronted Goose in Dumfries and Galloway

White-Fronted GooseThe White-Fronted Goose has a large white patch at the front of the head around the beak and bold black bars on the belly.  The legs are orange and the Greenland birds that visit Dumfries and Galloway, as opposed to the Siberian ones that overwinter in south-west England, have orange bills.  This species does not breed in the UK.


Arriving from October and leaving in March, they eat grass, clover, grain, winter wheat and potatoes.