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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Pink-footed Geese still present

The 14 Pink-footed Geese were still present, for their forth day, today. Not showing so well from the gate at the east end of Heol Ton but, luckily there is a footpath/bridleway that runs along the south end of the field. A walk to the top of the field, along the track, gave much better views. They don't seem too bothered by people at distance but, I certainly don't recommend leaving the track!

I spoke with a couple of residents today who informed me the field was used for growing Maize last year and also contained a lot of Daffodils. They seemed surprised at the attention the Geese were getting and wanted to know how long they would be present? They seem settled at the moment and seeing them like this makes me wonder how many slip through the net?

Birds still present 22/02/2011


Neil Donaghy said...

Wish they'd hurry up and get back on the reserve for my Kenfig year list!! Not sure there has ever been a Pink-footed Goose, Bewick's Swan double there during my time birding in Glamorgan.

Mark Hipkin said...

At least Cardiff won in the last minute. Maybe if you stood on the roof of Kenfig centre?? Also Cherry Picker daily rates are quite reasonable? The Haulotte HA20 PX is pretty tall.