While we were away in India, the only thing of interest we missed was a group of tundra bean geese that were kicking about with the pinks. Gutting as it was a reserve tick!
Well today I got a second chance. Ray radioed back to the office to say that a large group of pinkies had dropped into the grazing marsh. I got David to pop out to check them and before long he was on the radio. I nipped out to to pick up 2 barnacle (116) and a white-front. Almost a soon as I got back to my lunch David called again to say come back.
On my return he already had one tundra bean goose (117) in the scope. A scan produced a second bird and another pair were found later. The bean goose takes my reserve list to 264
Geese species recorded today:-
Tundra bean goose
White fronted goose
Dark bellied Brent goose
Pink footed goose
Male hen harrier over the reedbed on the edge of the village this evening