Monday, October 19, 2015

Pink-feet morn

an early start for the Icelandic breeding goose census on the Humber -- by chance what I assume was the majority of the upper Humber birds passed into Yorkshire so I managed to count both roosts from one spot -- presumably missed some but even so totals of 11,420 and 8200 total 19,620 forms the highest ever Humber total for this charismatic species -- 1000's of commuters passed by totally ignoring the spectacle and not a single birder -- add to the geese 1580 Avocets, 2200 Dunlin, 2200 Teal, 12 Pintail, 16 Shoveler, 2 Peregrines, 4 Marsh Harriers and a singing Cetti's Warbler making a pretty decent morning

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