Sunday, 6 November 2011

Goose count day

That's a lot of geese. In the end I counted 5,825 Greylags and about 80 Pink-feet. Loch of Tankerness was a bit of a challenge though.

During the day I came across a very nice drake Surf Scoter with 23 Velvets and 9 Commons; 37 Great Northerns, 7 Red-throated Divers, 10 Slavonian Grebes, a duck Goosander and a Snow Bunting or two. I heard a Coal Tit and maybe heard a Blue Tit too but they proved elusive in the conifers.

There were a few hundred Fieldfare around but the bright clear weather has encouraged many to push off south

1 comment:

the cuby poet said...

This is such an interesting blog. Thank you for so much information.I recall seeing fields full of Canada and Barnacle geese when I was on Islay.