Thursday, 24 September 2015

Geese numbers on the up..

We had our first noted pink-footed geese with around 80 flighting in two days ago. Barnacle geese have followed closely behind with small flock seen today during our species count. They join the 2,300 light-bellied brent geese that are already using the Reserve. In the coming months we'll be monitoring the geese and wildfowl that are using the reserve to get an idea of numbers. For brent geese we will also assess their age. This information will feed into national and international surveys which help to guide conservation efforts.

(c) JJD

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