Friday, 18 November 2011

European White-fronted Geese

The rising sun

18th Nov. I had a meeting to attend at the Rising Sun Country Park today so took the opportunity to go along there early and hopefully check out the European White Fronted Geese. I wasn’t disappointed. Eight of them showing nicely.

A party of seven Long-tailed Tits moved through the hedge as I arrived at the park. Swallow Pond held four Shoveller, three Gadwall and Little Grebe amongst the usual birds. Eleven Moorhens wandered around the field north of the pond.

What was I saying about becoming soft with all this good weather? I got soaked on my walk to the Country Park this morning, but still managed a shot of the sun rising over the Rising Sun.


  1. I'm sure i saw something the other day about a couple of Scaup on Swallow, but forgot all about it. Shame they weren't there for you.

  2. Bit of a flying visit John, so I couldn't swear they they weren't there yesterday, but pretty sure that they weren't.

  3. Although a flying visit, the White-fronted Geese were something special!

  4. Yes very true! It was an added bonus getting such good views as well!