Monday, 28 November 2016
Finally connected with a DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE this year - thanks Adam!
MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER
A beautiful, calm, crisp early winter's day, with clear blue skies throughout and a peak temperature of just 4 degrees Centigrade. Following a mid-morning text from Adam Bassett, I finally connected with a DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE this year in the county. The bird was at SPADE OAK PIT, LITTLE MARLOW and was actually Adam's second of the year, following one earlier in September. This one was highly nervous, swimming at the east end of the pit and surrounded by Black-headed Gulls. In fact, shortly after I arrived, it decided to have a fly around but did alight back in the same place.
Also on site were the Black Swan pair, a Bar-headed Goose, 4 Egyptian Geese, 90 Teal, 40 Wigeon, 63 Tufted Duck, 43 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 40 Redwing and 15 Fieldfare