On arriving, there were a load of what we thought would be Pinkfooted Geese, but how wrong were we they were only bloody Tundra Been Geese and not just 1 or 2 but 76!!!! probably a County Record if not a a UK record or close to it. We then noticed a dozen European White-fronted Geese too. The flock took flight and joined the Whooper Swans and hundreds of Gulls in the field across the road. Another 12 Eurasian Whitefronts flew in and eventually we Counted at least 25 Whitefronted Geese.
Whooper numbers were 21, Pinkfeet were mixed in with the Beans but only totalled about 6 and a few Greylags were present.
A Ruff was on the flood. A couple of people came and went including Nick and Paul before the rain and dark set in. What a great finish to the day.....
So my task was complete, i need to predict my birds more oftern! Pallied Harrier next please ;-)
|Tundra Bean Geese|
|European White-fronted Geese|
|Bean, Whitefront and Pinkfoot Goose (in flight)|