Tuesday, March 12, 2013


There's a big flock of feral greylag geese on one of the island's reserve areas. Every so often they attract migratory vagrant geese of other species. A couple of years back they attracted some white-fronts and they've been harbouring some pink footed geese for a few weeks now too. Last week some more white-fronts arrived.


I really like wild geese. At once they manage to be sleek, efficient and honed (compared to farmyard geese) whilst also being symbols of plenty and abundance. Naturally then I popped down to see them. Rather than being warily sat in the middle of the field as the wild geese typically are, these two turned out to be the first birds I saw as I stepped out of my car.


It's nice when a plan comes together.


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