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Migrating Geese arriving near us.
Posted by Allan Campbell on January 27, 2021, 20:36:42
There is a field at the West end of Penny Pot Lane about 7 miles from Harrogate where these Geese rest up for a while.
I would of missed them but for three of them landing about half a mile towards Harrogate. I was on my road bike going to Penny Pot from the A59.
Maybe those three got lost due to the wind turbines further east.
I am assuming that they were Canada Geese or a very similar looking Goose. I should have took more notice as those three were quite close. The main group are two fields away from the road.
I think that these Geese are heading North but I could be wrong as the three are the only ones that I have ever seen in the air and they were heading North but I saw them in the air only for a minute or so before they started circling to land.
If I can get out on the bike at the weekend I will take my small Binoculars.
They have been using that landing ground for years, I first saw them back in 2006/7. After we had moved out of H/gate.
So their arrival must signal the start of spring soon hopefully.
I also manage to cut my time for my ď normal rideĒ by 5 mins. Another 5 to cut off but would love to cut it to 1 hour dead. Dream On.
Hi Allan, we live in Hebburn, South Tyneside. Just before 3.30pm there was a flock of what we think were Geese heading north and also we noticed a large flock last week. I was going to put a post on the board but you have beat me to it.
If they are Canada's they do not normally migrate. Here is a pic for identification. They are quite a nuisance but probably make the best eating of all the species. A species looking a bit like them is Snow Goose....but legs are pink not grey and the neck isnt black. Let me know what they look like when you get a chance Allan.