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Don't expect anything too high-tech or flashy, this is simply a 'diary' to share some of my photos, thoughts and observations - with a particular bias towards the natural world and the countryside around my home.
Friday, 18 November 2011
In The Pink
You never know what you might stumble across on your walks around the British Countryside. This morning, we were walking around 'Swan Lake' when a small goose took my eye. Closer examination revealed it to be a Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus).
Having been born and raised in Norfolk, I was familiar with the Pink-foot, but more as part of a huge flock of thousands, rather than a single bird on a small lake. Spending the winter in Britain from their breeding grounds in Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen, these small, pretty geese travel a long way to be here and in Great numbers. Perhaps a quarter of a million Pink-footed Geese spend the winter in Britain, usually spending their time on the fields and marshes close to the coast, especially The Wash, Ribble and Solway. It was a joy to see this individual on our local lake this morning.