Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Ridgway's Canada Goose

On Saturday I headed out north west in order to see the Ridgway's Canada Goose, thanks to Brian Hendersons superb directions we were swiftly on site and located the Ridgway's Canada. As per, there has been the usual BirdForum and car journey discussions on whether or not it has a potential to reach the UK. The birds only has to get to Greenland and then latch onto a carrier....bit of an ask though!

Mainly spending a lot of its time with the local Canadas, however mixed in with Pinks and Greylags.


At least its not on some lake in the Midlands, would slightly dampen its credentials somewhat!

After the Ridgway's we headed off to another site and managed some more than 'standard' views of a pair of Golden Eagles hunting together some 25m in the air, and at one point were about 40m away, as well as Goshawk. Then a look at the two female Ring-necked Ducks, followed by a cracking 120 or so Red Kites at the feeding station.

All pics of Golden Eagle by Harry Murphy, please don't  email to ask me where I saw these birds ...

I'd never had views like it, and doubt I ever will do again. Crystal clear skies, snowy landscape, and two Golden Eagle hunting together some 40m away. Amazing.

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