Over a 5-day period, the bodies of 119 Baikal teals, 9 bean geese, and 1 coot were collected from near the Donglim Reservior for necropsy.
Although no lesions were visible in the organs of 9 bean geese found near Donglim Reservoir, H5N8 virus was identified in the trachea and kidney of all 9.
In 2 of 3 bean geese examined, major histopathologic lesions were found in the same organs as in the Baikal teals.
The distribution of the lesions and the antigenic staining patterns were similar to those observed for bean geese.
In addition, in 9 bean geese (all found in the same location at the same time), no evidence of lesions was found; however, the H5N8 virus was identified in the trachea and kidneys.
Meanwhile, the weather may have something to do with the fact that Bean Geese
, exotic visitors from Sweden, are doing an Ulrika and settling in huge numbers in the UK.
A variety of migratory birds, such as Mandarin ducks (Aix galericulata), cinereous vultures, bean geese
(Anser fabalis), and white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons), fly from Russia to South Korea during the winter for the breeding season (4-6).
I rolled up on Monday, and the three Taiga bean geese
were easily distinguished, grazing away from the others.
Four barnacles and a white fronted goose were off Old Moss Lane, Haskayne on January 27, but the two bean geese
seen on Downholland Moss can prove elusive.
Mike was honest as ever -``I haven't read up on Bean Geese,how similar to Pink Feet can they be?''
OK, they looklike Pink Footed Geese to me,but on the water we can't see the legs,at that point one bird waddled out of the water and showed off pink legs and feet,oh dear,no Bean Geese here.