Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Geese a plenty - Norfolk

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.

 
 
 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. both a great looking geese, although the egyptian seems so unreal! :)

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  3. Great captures of those Egyptians!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Great shots of the Brants and the Egyptian Geese are cool looking!

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  5. Great serie of photos!
    Great photowork!

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  6. Great image series showing :)

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  7. Good to see so many dark-bellied Brents together like that Adam. Lucky if I see one or two in a winter here.

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  8. Lovely images Adam it's a lovely part of the world to visit.

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  9. Oh, those are lovely shots!

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  10. Beautiful series! Soon the geese will return to Helsinki too. I've missed them.

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  11. I have never seen nor heard of either. Lucky you to come across them both!!!

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  12. Love the birds in flight!!! So hard to capture!

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  13. Beautiful captures! I love the ones of the birds in flight! The Egyptian Geese are so beautiful! Have a great week!

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  14. Oh wow, those pink footed geese are are handsome!

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  15. Beautiful pictures, especially the ones where the geese are flying!

    Happy Tuesday. ☺

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  16. I like the shots of the Egyptian geese.

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  17. Great photos of the geese - I especially like the one coming in to land!

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  18. Nice pictures. I used to make regular trips up to the Solway for my fix of goose. Its a little too far these days.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. 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!

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