Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pink-footed Goose

Another bird that I came across earlier in the week at the same site where the Black Kite was found was this out of season Pink-footed Goose.  I first spotted the bird flying around with the local resident flock of Greylag Geese.  It then landed in with the flock and roosted on the shores of lady's Island.  Pink-footed Geese that visit Ireland for the winter normal come from Iceland.  This young bird obviously decided not to make the long migration back to the North and looks like it will hang out here in Wexford for the summer.

Pink-footed Goose with Grelag Goose

Pink-footed Goose bottom middle flying with three Greylag Geese

No comments:

Post a Comment