Monday 8 February 2010

Goosey Goosey Gander

A visit to Druridge Pools included an hour scoping some 1200 geese for the possibility of the Bean geese reported on Sunday. All I could pick out from the Pink-foot flocks were 2 White-fronts and 5 Barnacles. The Bean geese may well be in there somewhere but many were taking a nap so no legs or bills to go on. The White-fronted geese views were restricted to a couple of heads popping up from the throng so couldn't get a race.

The geese were in the fields to the north of the road between Cresswell and Druridge pools, about a quarter of a mile before the pools.

4 Smew were still on Druridge pools, along with a couple of male Goldeneye. Other birds included a single Buzzard and a male Bullfinch at Widdrington.

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