Tag Archives: geese

YWT North Cave Wetlands, October 2017

Finally we come to the third and final part of my posts from the trip earlier this month, which also encompassed Spurn and Kilnsea. At this point it was nearly a month ago, which is terrible on my part! Advertisements

Posted in Birds, Invertebrates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YWT Kilnsea Wetlands and an ironic grebe

Sorry for the delay, this visit actually took place the 5th and 6th of the month but goes up a fortnight down the line. Still, better late than never.

Posted in Birds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

30 Days Wild – Day 12 – Goosed

A couple of quick moments to reflect upon today, grabbed incidentally during the day-to-day business of life.

Posted in 30 Days Wild, Birds | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

30 Days Wild – Day 5 – Street Gang 

Sorry, miserable weather has led to a very brief moment today.  Waiting for some people this evening I spotted this gang of teens menacing the tourists.  Swagger and attitude. An air of threat as they sauntered up to me and … Continue reading

Posted in 30 Days Wild, Birds | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday Bird of the Week No.43 – Snow Goose

The last goose for a while, and it is another introduced feral species. The Snow Goose.

Posted in Bird of the Week, Birds | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Monday Bird of the Week No.42 – Barnacle Goose

Last week we looked at the big and noisy end of the goose world. Today it is something smaller, daintier, prettier, but no less persecuted. The Barnacle Goose.

Posted in Bird of the Week, Birds, conservation | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday Bird of the Week No.41 – Greylag Goose

Today we explore another big bird that frequently finds itself in conflict with humans. This time a native, the Greylag Goose.

Posted in Bird of the Week, Birds | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monday Bird of the Week No.40 – Canada Goose

The birds we will be covering in the next couple of weeks may well be the most unpopular of all the birds I cover in this series. Big, noisy, messy, often classified as a pest. And it’s not even a … Continue reading

Posted in Bird of the Week, Birds | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A complete Heslington Lake stock-check

Last week I took a longer-than-usual walk round my lunchtime patch, with the aim of logging all the birds I saw in much greater detail. It was very instructive.

Posted in Birds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The anomalous goose – another hybrid?

There are a range of species of geese around the university lakes, and I’m pretty familiar with all of them. So it’s always a surprise when one appears that I have to look twice at.

Posted in Birds | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment