January 23rd   Leave a comment

I cycled out to Anstruther to see if the goose flock was still out by the new school. Another soggy adventure with the footpaths more water than ground and the ground mud. But much milder with temperatures 10 degrees higher than earlier in the week. The goose flock was in a field of winter wheat to the north of the one it was in last weekend. There were 230 pink-footed geese today grouped around one of the ponds that seem to be in every field after the rain this winter. I only had my binoculars and they wouldn’t let me get closer than a field away before starting to get agitated and shuffling away. I would have been able to spot a white-fronted goose among them but not a bean goose so it may well have still been there. On the way back to Crail along the main road I passed a flock of lapwing and a couple of flocks of golden plover and curlew also in the fields. More winter birds enjoying the sudden change of weather just like me.

Pink-footed geese

Pink-footed geese

Posted January 23, 2016 by wildcrail in Sightings

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