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Posted 20 January 2018 - 17:38 PM

Saw some Geese flying over me tonight heading South just after 5pm.
I can tell it's gonna be a bit frosty tonight, it was quite clear and could easily see some stars. The Geese were pretty high some 100 - 120 of them.
I've heard them a few times all in the last wk but haven't been able to see them til tonight as I was clearer with no clouds.
Don't know if these are migrating geese or resident ones.
Just thought it was maybe a bit early for the ones that migrate south, as I know some go south and some go north.
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 17:44 PM

View PostValiant Fifer, on 20 January 2018 - 17:38 PM, said:

Saw some Geese flying over me tonight heading South just after 5pm.
I can tell it's gonna be a bit frosty tonight, it was quite clear and could easily see some stars. The Geese were pretty high some 100 - 120 of them.
I've heard them a few times all in the last wk but haven't been able to see them til tonight as I was clearer with no clouds.
Don't know if these are migrating geese or resident ones.
Just thought it was maybe a bit early for the ones that migrate south, as I know some go south and some go north.

A heard them last week heading south west at 5oclock couldn't see them sounded a few

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 17:45 PM

Been out the back most of the day washing nest pans etc, geese, going various directions over me, pretty low, so they have not lifted far from when they came over me.
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 17:55 PM

View PostBobby4, on 20 January 2018 - 16:44 PM, said:

A heard them last week heading south west at 5oclock couldn't see them sounded a few

Just thought it was a bit strange them heading South. Unless they are the ones that winter here and then head south to their breeding grounds when ready.

To be honest like a lot of people am more intersted to see and hear Geese arriving from the South. Usually February or early march at very latest.Then we Deffo know it's breeding time. :animatedpigeons: :smiling-sun:

View Postcemetary, on 20 January 2018 - 16:45 PM, said:

Been out the back most of the day washing nest pans etc, geese, going various directions over me, pretty low, so they have not lifted far from when they came over me.

Hmmmm could be resident ones Cem .
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 17:57 PM

yes they are on the move,each time i hear then just cant get the camera out on time
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 18:21 PM

As long as it's no a gun Arch !!!
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 18:28 PM

View PostValiant Fifer, on 20 January 2018 - 18:21 PM, said:

As long as it's no a gun Arch !!!
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well not those days, you cant even catch rabbits,
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 18:38 PM

Ha ha both make great roasts tho.
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 18:40 PM

View PostValiant Fifer, on 20 January 2018 - 18:38 PM, said:

Ha ha both make great roasts tho.


nothing wrong with rabbit stew,
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 18:48 PM

They are amazing birds tho Geese.
Migrating from Northern Norway The Russian Tundra. Then there's geese that arrive from Iceland, Greenland and even the North East Islands of the Canadian Artic which is absolutely amazing.

I think the latter head for Greenland first then Iceland before heading to UK mainland.
Different species of geese head for different parts of the UK and Ireland.

Clever birds they are no doubt, some on their first ever journey too. Brilliant thing is nature!
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 18:50 PM

View PostValiant Fifer, on 20 January 2018 - 18:48 PM, said:

They are amazing birds tho Geese.
Migrating from Northern Norway The Russian Tundra. Then there's geese that arrive from Iceland, Greenland and even the North East Islands of the Canadian Artic which is absolutely amazing.

I think the latter head for Greenland first then Iceland before heading to UK mainland.
Different species of geese head for different parts of the UK and Ireland.

Clever birds they are no doubt, some on their first ever journey too. Brilliant thing is nature!


yes and all flying natural, no widow hood or others,
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 18:51 PM

Hmmmm Rabbit stew do you think it's a match for pigeon pie or even goose goolash lol ?
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 18:55 PM

View PostTHE FIFER, on 20 January 2018 - 17:50 PM, said:

yes and all flying natural, no widow hood or others,

Very true Fifer and no vaccination or antibiotics or something to make sure their right. Not even any training. Never see the inside of a basket. Same as the Artic Tern and one of my little favourites the little Swallow!
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 13:58 PM

They are amazing birds . To migrate from the north latitudes in the hours of darkness. September some years October others depending on the onset of winter in northern hemisphere.They have excellent navigation skills .
I've seen them even in complete darkness flying to nature reserve not far from me . Pink footed greylag goose and brent . Are to be seen over winter months in the loch of strathbeg reserve.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 14:09 PM

not as big batches as I have seen in the past just this morning a batch of 8 past over is that not unusual ???
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 14:30 PM

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 .
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 15:02 PM

View PostValiant Fifer, on 20 January 2018 - 17:38 PM, said:

Saw some Geese flying over me tonight heading South just after 5pm.
I can tell it's gonna be a bit frosty tonight, it was quite clear and could easily see some stars. The Geese were pretty high some 100 - 120 of them.
I've heard them a few times all in the last wk but haven't been able to see them til tonight as I was clearer with no clouds.
Don't know if these are migrating geese or resident ones.
Just thought it was maybe a bit early for the ones that migrate south, as I know some go south and some go north.




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

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 17:46 PM

View Postblue lad, on 21 January 2018 - 12:58 PM, said:

They are amazing birds . To migrate from the north latitudes in the hours of darkness. September some years October others depending on the onset of winter in northern hemisphere.They have excellent navigation skills .
I've seen them even in complete darkness flying to nature reserve not far from me . Pink footed greylag goose and brent . Are to be seen over winter months in the loch of strathbeg reserve.
yes ur quite correct m8 thousands land there every year and get counted by the authorities that count them.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 17:53 PM

View PostTHE FIFER, on 21 January 2018 - 13:09 PM, said:

not as big batches as I have seen in the past just this morning a batch of 8 past over is that not unusual ???

Maybe unusual Fifer, normally see more strung out usually not less than 40. No matter how little or how many there are in a batch I always like to see thum, especially in the next month or two then I know theve done well, they made it again!
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 17:56 PM

View PostValiant Fifer, on 21 January 2018 - 16:46 PM, said:

yes ur quite correct m8 thousands land there every year and get counted by the authorities that moniter them.

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