Feeding distribution


Since 1997/1998, the mean number of fields in which the geese were recorded during the season was 23 (range 15 to 32). Since 1997/98, Bean Geese have been recorded in 126 different fields (c.36% of the coded fields/units). In the most recent five winters (2010/11 to 2014/15), Bean Geese have been recorded in 63 different fields. Certain fields were more important for Bean Geese than others (Table 1, Figure 1). Thus, during the most recent five winters (2010/11 to 23014/15), ten fields accounted for a third (35.6%) of all goose use and 20 fields accounted for 44.2% of all goose use.

Field
Mean no. geese
9
131
305
112
357
68
306
63
285B
61
342
56
264A
50
255
49
120
45
276
45
Table 1. The ten most important fields recently used by Bean Geese on the Slamannan Plateau. Mean number counted in the most recent five winters (2010/11 to 2014/15).

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