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Pink-footed geese land in Norfolk
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Pink-footed geese travel hundreds of miles to get to Norfolk

Every autumn more than 100,000 pink-footed geese arrive in Norfolk.

After travelling from Greenland and Iceland, the mudflats on the east coast are ideal to roost on as they are safe from predators.

At dawn they wake up and fly inland to feed on arable fields like those at Abbey Farm in Flitcham.

After the sugar beet at the farm has been harvested, the birds move in to eat the tops of the plant that have been left by the farmers.

The geese will need all the food and energy they can get before they make their way back to Greenland and Iceland to breed.




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