Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Had a trip over to Boldon Flats this lunchtime to have a look at the flock of White Fronted Geese that was reported this morning. Thankfully they were still there, and even better they were incredibly close to the road, enabling me to have exceptionally close views. There were about 50 of the European race of this species and 1 lone Greenland race. It was the first Greenland bird I've seen for a few years which was very pleasing. I was quite surprised how much the Greenland bird stood out from its European cousins, the orange bill stood out like a sore thumb! The Flats has been superb for Geese in the last few weeks, and hopefully I'll catch up with a Bean Goose in the near future.