Thursday, 2 February 2012

Where's Yer Bean?

Dan here.

Geese was the word today, with a whopping six species on Aldcliffe Marsh this afternoon.

Best bird was a grand tundra bean goose, which stood out a mile when with just six pink-footed geese on Heaton Marsh, but was a little trickier to pick out when it joined 2,200 pink-footed geese on the East side of the river!

The bean goose wasn't a large one but had an impressive length of bill. A noble and handsome beast-- more of these please.

Seven Eurasian white-fronted geese were also associating with the hordes of pinks. One of the 2,200 was a collared individual but it was rather too distant to be read.


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