Tuesday, 22 January 2013
More questions than Ansers
Sat sitting at home, twiddling my thumbs this morning when news came out of the reappearance of the "elusive Common Crane" at Martin Mere. Sure is elusive and didn't show in the short time I had to spare at lunchtime today.
No time to check the hides at the Wetland Centre today but I noticed that one of a small group of Pink-footed Geese with several Whoopers in the fields outside Martin Mere had a neck collar. Turned out to be LBH again and she must be getting worried by now as I seem to be her stalker of late. Kane Brides at the WWT sent me the updated LBH history with my latest sightings straight away.
Beginning to look a bit creepy eh? Older LBH records can be seen here.
I tracked a larger flock down on the way home but failed to find anything else in the 493 Pinks on the deck. Barn Owl and 3 Buzzards over the WWT grounds as I scanned the geese.
Must be an interesting goose around down here with a few Tundra Beans, Greenland White-front and a Snow Goose seen on the Fylde of late.
They looked nice in the snow though - see Graham Clarkson's blog for more recent Anser appreciation.