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Take a gander at Beyton’s new geese

Geese back on the village green at Beyton ANL-140804-104249001

Geese back on the village green at Beyton ANL-140804-104249001

Beyton has its roving landmarks back on its village green.

Geese have been so much of Beyton’s scene that they feature on the village sign, but when the small flock dwindled to one survivor last year action had to be taken.

So, the surviving goose was given safe lodging, after her gander died in a dog attack. The eggs she was on at the time were put in an incubator by villager Ellen Kirkby, and hatched.

Parish chairman Roger Wyartt said not only did the village want to restore the goose flock, but visitors wanted to see them back.

So the parish then bought 10 last year’s goslings, of the right gender mix, from a goose expert, to join the home-bred birds.

All 14 goslings have been growing up with the remaining goose on villager Colin Kennedy’s land and have finally now been given their freedom on the green.

Mr Wyartt said: “It’s interesting the number of people from way outside the village who have said ‘where have your geese gone?’ Well, now they’re back.”

 

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