Sunday, 13 November 2011

13th November

There were geese galore for a second day, with numbers of the scarcer species increasing even further: Tundra Bean Geese now numbered at least 18, and European White-fronted Geese reached 36. Also among 550 or so Greylag Geese were 7 Pink-footed Geese and a Barnacle Goose. Quite an array of ducks was on display too, including 2 new and 1 lingering Scaup, 3 Common Scoters and the Goosander, as well as multitudes of Wigeons and other common species.

Just 1 adult Little Gull was seen, along with 3 Long-eared Owls, 2 of which were caught and ringed at Holland House. Other odds and ends from the day's log included 8 Grey Herons, 2 Woodpigeons, 1 Peregrine, 2 Hen Harriers, 3 Dunnocks and 5 Chiffchaffs.

Tundra Bean Goose 

European White-fronted Geese

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