Saturday, February 16, 2008

Brent & White fronted Geese, Merseyside - 15th Feb 2008.

In contrast to the generally distant views of Geese on the vastness of the awesome Hortobagy, Hungary only a few days beforehand, some close views of several hundred Pink Footed Geese were had on the Merseyside Mosses between Hightown and Little Crosby with highlights of an adult Eurasian White-fronted Goose and a colour ringed 1stw Pale bellied Brent amongst the carrier species. Ringing details of the Brent Goose will be posted in due course hopefully, assuming that I am correct in saying the letter on the blue ring is an X!

I noticed that as with the Goose flocks Over Wyre, the Pink-feet in this area were also regularly buzzed by the scourge of Microlight hangliders.

Peregrine and a few Buzzards were also noted, and hailing from East Lancashire as I do, it was nice to see twenty or so Corn Buntings, a non-existent species in my home area.