With a gale force NW>7 blowing and heavy snow showers at Fly Flatts it was a quick check of the water then back down to Cold Edge Dams where the snow had passed over leaving a cold NW>6.
Very quiet on both dams with just small gulls and Mallards whilst the goose field held 15 Greylag along with 38 Canadas in the next field by the mill dam. No sign of the Starling/ Fieldfare flock today, possibly moved out of the wind to a lower field.
The Pink Footed goose was again present but now under suspicious circumstances as whilst it was grazing in the field the owner of the pen walked in with a bucket of food to fill up the troughs. On seeing this the Pinkie plus the domestic geese all raced towards him and followed him to the troughs to get the food. Either this Pinkie has adapted well or its a domestic hybrid, time will tell if it stays long term. Seemed strange behavior for a wild bird.
Todays visit to Fly Flatts was the 14th this month which would have been more if the fog and snow had,nt stopped the job for around 10 days.
February here we come.