A family day out today in Southport, but on the way home I noticed a few thousand Pinks on Suttons at Marshside. John Dempsey had also given me a heads up he’d had one of the AGP’s on Crossens Inner so I had a quick turn around at home and went out for a couple of hours.
The geese were brilliant – maybe 5,000 grazing on the grass with birds arriving all the time on the fresh northerly and I enjoyed going through them. Only a Barnacle to show for the effort, but it was close in and they are a stunning goose. I always presume these birds that arrive with big Pinks movements are wild. Look at the feathering on its back – superb.
A quick trip to the marine lake and the only gull of note was a colour ringed Black-head which looks like its been rung by Kane Brides.
Another message that the AGP was still on Crossens Outer so I went for a look. It was showing well, but the harsh light made photo’s difficult – best efforts below. A great looking bird and a nice way to finish the weekend.
Roll on next weekend…..