Greylag Goose
scientific name: 
Anser anser

Yellow ring with code (3 letters in black AAA-BXA).

note 1 : some 1,200 birds were ringed on the Inner Hebridean Isles of Tiree and Coll 1998-2016, to study movements between the islands.

note 2 : these birds were mostly ringed as goslings, adults received a grey neck-collar.

note 3 : these Greylags are from the largely sedentary NW Scottish population and are very unlikely to be seen away from north and west Scotland. Fewer than 20 ringed birds remained in March 2022. 

note 4 : this is a joint RSPB Scotland / Coll Conservation Group / Scottish Natural Heritage Project with assistance from The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and Grampian Ringing Group.

note 5 :

email sighting submit: 
colour-ring type: 
Legring : one, coded.
colour-ring colour (of the c-ring): 
Yellow [Y]
colour-ring code (of the c-ring): 
Three alpha code (3 letters).
countries where ringed: 
United Kingdom.