Thursday, 14 January 2010

Blaydon Brent

Shibdon Pond has a decent area of open water at the moment, so thought it was worth a look earlier today.
Before reaching the waters edge I was surprised to see a single adult Brent Goose feeding on the grass, juvenile birds don't have the prominent white neck patch. Apparantly its normal feed is eel-grass or a particular form of seaweed.

Although the usual flock of Canada Goose were also feeding, the Brent would go nowhere near them.

Similarly this solitary Canada Goose fed alone, but also fancied itself as an ice skater - show off!

1 comment:

PCF said...

Good spot. I drove past yesterday but only saw the flock of Canada's.
I must slow down.