Barnacle Goose

Common Name Barnacle Goose
Scientific Name Branta leucopsis
Family Birds Geese

An occasional winter visitor to Dorset recognisable by its white face 

Look For A goose similar to a Canada goose but with a white face rather than a white chin strap
ID Notes

Looks much like many other geese from a distance
The white face is diagnostic, there is no similar species with this feature
Smaller than a Canada goose but bigger than a Brent goose 

Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
17-01-11 Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
19-02-10 Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description