Friday, December 12, 2008

12th December, 2008.

Out early to complete goose counts across the southern sector of the island and The Oa before the bad weather came in!! Some of the geese had certainly redistributed with almost 500 Greenland White-fronted Geese on The Oa, which is a high count for that area. A large pack of 2500-3000 Barnacle Geese in the Machrie area was quite nervous and mobile. Two separate Pink-footed Geese seen but, otherwise , nothing else extraordinary. Of interest appeared to be a noticeable reduction in Grey lag Geese with only 10 being noted.

By early afternoon heavy rain had set in and quite fearsome amounts of water had collected along some stretches of road in only a short period of time; as ever a rising wing had begun to flex its muscles too!!

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