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Monday, 17 October 2011

Pink-footed Goose at Ogmore Estuary

There was no sign of the Pink-footed Goose at Ogmore Estuary when I first arrived this afternoon. However, it soon flew in with a small group of Canadas and alighted on the river, where I was able to take a few images for the record. After a few minutes preening and bathing it flew off, again in the company of Canadas.


Mark Hipkin said...

Nice shot Paul. I seem to remember there being a pretty large Canada Goose roost at Eglwys at this time of year. Do you think the Ogmore Canada Geese form part of that roost at all.?

Paul said...

Quite possibly. The large flock present at Ogmore from late summer to early winter, often numbering over 300 in recent years, never seem to spend the night on the river itself. In the morning they usually fly in an hour or two after sunrise either from the direction of Norton (having been on the farmland?) or from the direction of Porthcawl (Kenfig or Eglwys?).

Paul Parsons said...

Still present on the lower river at midday today.