A Greater White-fronted Goose was found at Par on Friday 17th March, in the fields to the east of the bay. I saw it with Royston Wilkins on Sunday 19th feeding on the grass at the edge of Par beach pool. It gave stunning views.
This individual has been identified as the more unusual European albifrons form, rather than the flavirostris race which comes from Greenland. Back in the 60's when a flock of white fronts over wintered at Walmsley Sanctuary, these were assigned to the albifrons race. Sadly this flock has now disappeared and we only now get occasional sightings in the county. Albifrons can be identified by the orange legs and pink bill, and less black belly markings than flavirostris.
Brilliant captures Steve,love your last image.ReplyDelete