Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Despite the ice and snow and rain

We had a bit of a quick session before lunchtime with a stop at Newcastle Business Park to see Dunlin, Shelduck, Teal, Redshank, Curlew, Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Black headed Gull, then after we saw that Shibdon Pond was fully frozen these beauties were grazing next to the road.
There were loads of these Canada Geese-

Two of these Barnacle Geese -

and one of these ?????? a cross between ?? and ?? , with pink feet, any ideas?


Andrew Kinghorn said...

Very interesting that last goose. I think we might have had that exact same bird at Saltholme RSPB. I think it usualy hangs around Saltholme but perhaps this is the same bird that has moved due to the weather conditions.

Citybirding said...

Thanks for that info Andrew