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(Eastern Black Redstart - © Andrew Kinghorn)
(Eastern Black Redstart - © Adam Williams)
With that nicely in the 'bag', we headed south to catch up with one of winters spectacls and we were succesfull. A nice flock of about 600 Pink-footed Geese, with 2 Ross's Geese, couple of White-fronted Geese, Branacle Geese, and about 20 or so Tundra Bean Geese thrown in for good measure. Good fun sifting through looking for different species among the flock and I focussed on my favourite; Tundra Bean Geese. A fair few were in with the flock and although distant brilliant views were had. Certainly the largest amount of Bean's I had ever seen in one place. They all took off thanks to a plane and we were treated to a fantastic spectacle over about 5 minutes as they flew around looking for pastures new to land and feed. Brilliant.
(Tundra Bean Geese - © Andrew Kinghorn)
Rounded off the day with my best views ever of Bewick's Swans which evidently were not at all bothered by our presence. Considering a man was walking his dog though the field and must have walked right past them, quite humorous I can assure you. Had such good views of the Greater Yellowlegs on Tuesday we didn't bother going to look at this beauty again, very naughty and a bit 'dude-ish' but there we have it.
(Bewick's Swans - © Andrew Kinghorn)
Brilliant day with some ace birds.
Until next time, Foghorn out!