September 26th   Leave a comment

The pink-foots are here at last! There were flocks of pink-footed geese arriving all day today. Most coming in from the sea from the west because the wind had pushed them out into the North Sea during their flight down. There has been a steady westerly airflow from Iceland this last week so they will have been mostly wind assisted but will have had to correct their course. It is such a great autumn sound and sight to hear distant pink-feet and then to look up and see a skein coming in. I can imagine how pleased the geese feel too to see the stubble fields of Fife below them after up to two days of solid flying.

Incoming pink-footed geese: welcome back!

Incoming pink-footed geese: welcome back!

Posted September 26, 2015 by wildcrail in Sightings

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