The only British wintering grounds for Bean Geese Anser fabalis of the western race fabalis to have been permanently occupied for many years lie in the Yare Valley, east Norfolk. The discovery of some individuals carrying coded blue neckbands in November and December 1987 provided the first evidence of the origin of at least part of this population. The geese had been banded earlier

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