Thursday, 5 March 2015

Gann - Pale-bellied Brent Geese

Nice flock of 16 pale-bellied Brent Geese at the Gann, arriving about 2pm today on rising tide. Feeding on the weed quite high up on eastern side then moved over to Dale side where one of them stood just in front of, and was towered over by, a great black back gull. I dont think I had appreicate how small Brents were (or how big GBBs were). They had left within 30 minutes.

Marloes mere was very quiet, but at least 18 gadwall and were around. Two small flocks of snipe flew in and disappeared completely into the tussocks.

(Andrew Sims)