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Friday, February 19, 2016

Local Barnacle goose returns right on schedule.

    Barnie arrives back at Ogden last year 21st Feb
 By mid summer it was brave enough to leave the water
at the Ogden feeding corner








                       Well at home amongst Canadas

With DJSs report today of Barnacle Goose at Cold Edge Dams, see Calderbirds blog, I looked back at records to see it returned to the area on 21st February 2015 last year , just 2 days difference.
This Barnacle has been around for 2 seasons now , at first being very timid and sticking to Fly Flatts, but lately getting more and more domesticated , eventually coming out of the water at Ogden and taking bread in the duck feeding area.
It moves around between Ogden, Fly Flatts, Cold Edge Dams and Mixenden and is quite at home amongst the local Canadas.
Barnacle Goose is a rarity for our area and the only sighting otherwise is when 44 turned up at Leeshaw reservoir 5/1/2013 found by D and N Priestley and then viewed by many.

                 Barnacles and Pink Footed, Leeshaw Jan 2013


                       Total of 44 stayed 2 days.

BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice one to check the return date for last year Bri - interesting !

Brian Sumner . said...

Amazing how birds always seem to judge it to a few days Dave.