|Brent Geese Branta bernicla by the hundred|
|Must have been almost a thousand Wigeon Anas penelope|
|Lapwing Vanellus vanellus looking most resplendent in the low sun|
Leaving the Centre to drive down towards the Wash trail I noticed both House Sparrows and Goldfinches on the feeders which were then joined by both Greenfinch and a Common Starling. Very unusual to see a House Sparrow on this reserve so definitely worth recording. My new vantage point enable me to get some sun behind me and in addition to yet more Wigeon I also picked out Lapwings and Brent Geese and then the target bird, a small flock of Pink-footed Geese.
|One Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus amongst hundreds of Brent Geese Branta bernicla|
|Look out; here come the Brent Geese Branta bernicla|
Overall, perhaps it was the lack of open water that resulted in not a single Coot being seen and only the one Moorhen on the reserve. The were a couple of Magpies moving about the area and even a pair of Canada Geese. Whilst checking the Brent Geese before heading back to the car park I noticed one interloper in their midst. One lost Pink-footed Goose who decided to stay with her cousins rather than find the rest of the her flock. Back at the Visitors Centre the Tree Sparrows had arrived to take their fill from the feeding station and over towards the hedge at the far end of the car park a single Fieldfare took off to join his companions feeding on the abundant berries on offer whilst, on the grass, a female Kestrel pondered where her next meal might come from.
|Always a reliable site to find Tree Sparrows Passer montanus|
|Resting female Kestrel Falco tinnunculus|
Pink-footed Goose, Brent Goose, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, Teal, Pheasant, Kestrel, Moorhen, Lapwing, Snipe, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Barn Owl, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Magpie, Rook, Carrion Crow, Common Starling, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet.
|And no shortage of Teal Anas crecca|
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