|Pink-footed Geese, Downholland Moss (W Lancs) 8 February 2012.|
|Mediterranean Gull, Barton Moss (W Lancs) 8 February 2012.|
|Mediterranean Gull on Barton Moss this morning.|
Cracking birds Mediterranean Gulls; I expect to see a few more as February progresses and they appear around the south Ribble marshes.
But it was the geese I was mainly there for and I found about 5000 or so on Downholland Moss, very flighty at first but once they settled I spent a couple of hours with them.
|Pink-footed Geese on Downholland Moss today.|
|Spot the Bean!|
The flock would hop fields from time to time and I reckon I picked out the same Tundra Bean Goose on at least two more occasions before I found another pair, making at least three Tundras present today. Lots more geese scattered around in dead ground and against the light, so could be other goodies there?