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Posted 21 January 2018 - 18:00 PM

View Postblue lad, on 21 January 2018 - 13:30 PM, said:

It's disappointing to hear their first arrivals accompanied with sounds of gunfire !! Humans need to think of the wider picture. Surely its time to leave them in peace .
yup leave them alone. Some don't realise or appreciate the distance and effort they put in to get to these shores. :emoticon-0127-lipssealed:
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 20:22 PM

Excellent navigational skills . All they eat is grass and shoots .Must be some energy in their feeding to fly the distances to our shores.Long live the goose .
Hi iam from north of scotland And iam pigeon daft and always have been .

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 00:17 AM

View PostSt Finnan Loft, on 21 January 2018 - 14:02 PM, said:

The latest count of pink-footed geese in Loch Leven was just over 13,000. They are often seen departing in the early morning and return in the evening, The beat of their wings and the enormous clatter and clamour as they drop to the water and the safety of a night-time roost at Loch Leven is worth the visit only a short drive for us Stuart. A few always venture on their own of course
yup your right Joe only a short trip. Ive seen them there a few times from the road and they are a sight to behold.

Another thing I find interesting is that the different species of geese prefer different places to go to nest or breed.
For instance some prefer Loch Leven as you say, some at Islay some in North east Scotland, some out in the Slamannan area and different species in the Solway Firth and mostly different species of them.
Then of course some different geese in eastern England and Northern Ireland.
I presume that last year's geese now ylgs just go with their parents back and forward every year migrating, and the same process is mass repeated for thousands of
other geese every year and has been going on for hundreds even maybe thousands of years! Basically going back to where they were born just like Salmon.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 00:22 AM

Well with Salmom it's not exactly true as they go back to lay their eggs before they unfortunately die.
Seen programmes about them also and their long journeys. Truly amazing but it's a shame they have to die. However they have their uses as bigger animals in the food chain live off their rich resources.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 00:48 AM

Used to read about migrating birds long time ago and watch any programmes on TV about them when I was young.
They interested me then and still do flying to far off places further than where we fly our pigeons from.

Imagine going up to the people that look after the Geese in some places and saying to thum give them this in their water if you can. The look on their face when you told them it's for respitory ailments give them it a wk before they are expected to migrate would be priceless!!! Oh and mind and deworm them 10 days before that! :emoticon-0136-giggle: :emoticon-0136-giggle: :emoticon-0136-giggle:
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