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Pink-footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on Wednesday in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record set in 2010
Geese on the Landi poultry farm in Veckenstedt, central Germany, are driven to their barn on Monday. The company rears about 8,000 geese per year for the Christmas table.
Wild geese fly over a farm field in Xanten, Germany. The geese migrated from Siberia to stay in the lower Rhine area over winter.
A man sits on a wooden chair in Hamburg on Monday, surrounded by grey geese.
A flock of 150 geese is about to cross a street in Duisburg, Germany, on Wednesday. The geese enjoy an outdoor enclosure during the day to feed on fresh grass and move back to their night accommodation in the evening. The young geese, hatched out in May, will be slaughtered for the traditional Christmas dinner.