Bean Goose

Nipped out between Rugby matches to check out the Goose. Before I got there I had to stop at Marstage Farm to look at a Harrier that crossed the road in front of me. By the time I got out of the car it was nearly over the reserve, but good enough views to make out a dark adult female Marsh Harrier with very tatty primary flight feathers.

Rob was keeping watch over the Goose, which was in a field with several Mute Swans. About 400 yards past the round linhay. Tundra Bean indeed.

In the reserve yesterday (latish in the afternoon) a large flock of 50+ Starlings, which don't often visit, preferring the telegraph wires and surrounding fields. This lunchtime 50 plus Redwings there.

Posted February 3rd, 2018 at 6:35 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News