September 9th   Leave a comment

The pink-footed geese are back. I heard my first 2 days ago and last night and this morning they were passing over in good numbers. It was beautifully clear last night with a half moon. Waves of invisible geese came over honking and winking (remember pink-feet go “onk-onk-wink-wink”). To them Fife Ness and Crail and the whole coast must have been easily recognisable below them with the moonlit sea like a mirror contrasting with the dark shape of the coastline. Some of the geese will have been returning to Fife and the Lothians for a decade and so will have known that that they had finally arrived home for the winter, even in the dark.Pink-footed geese back for another winter

Posted September 9, 2012 by wildcrail in Sightings

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