Geese are always plentiful in Norfolk during the winter months, and I managed to come across a couple of species that I'd never seen before. The first was the Black-bellied Brent Goose. They winter largely on the East coast, and Norfolk holds good populations. They depart again in March. I don't know if it was because I'd not seen them before, but I did find them to be quite a good looking goose. Certainly nicer to look at than the numerous Canada Geese we see all year round.
The second species I'd not seen before was the European White-fronted Goose. I only saw two and didn't manage to get any shots of them, but it always makes a trip worthwhile when you see something new.
Black-bellied Brent Geese
Pink footed Geese were always on the move, or so it seemed. Huge skeins could be seen high up in the classic V formation.
Pink footed geese overhead.
Egyptian Geese were quite plentiful. They seemed to turn up in most places.
Nice goose shots. I saw my first White-Fronted Goose this past fall, here in Oregon, USA. But the rest of the geese are new to me.ReplyDelete
both a great looking geese, although the egyptian seems so unreal! :)ReplyDelete
Great captures of those Egyptians!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Great shots of the Brants and the Egyptian Geese are cool looking!ReplyDelete
Great serie of photos!ReplyDelete
Great image series showing :)ReplyDelete
Good to see so many dark-bellied Brents together like that Adam. Lucky if I see one or two in a winter here.ReplyDelete
Lovely images Adam it's a lovely part of the world to visit.ReplyDelete
Oh, those are lovely shots!ReplyDelete
Beautiful series! Soon the geese will return to Helsinki too. I've missed them.ReplyDelete
I have never seen nor heard of either. Lucky you to come across them both!!!ReplyDelete
Love the birds in flight!!! So hard to capture!ReplyDelete
Beautiful captures! I love the ones of the birds in flight! The Egyptian Geese are so beautiful! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, those pink footed geese are are handsome!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures, especially the ones where the geese are flying!ReplyDelete
Happy Tuesday. ☺
I like the shots of the Egyptian geese.ReplyDelete
Great photos of the geese - I especially like the one coming in to land!ReplyDelete
Nice pictures. I used to make regular trips up to the Solway for my fix of goose. Its a little too far these days.ReplyDelete
Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.
Stewart M - Melbourne
Thank you for sharing the goose pictures! We don't get many here in central Florida (U.S.). You're right about seeing a new bird - makes the trip a bit nicer!ReplyDelete