Riverside Country Park, Exeter

A two hour walk this morning recorded the Ridgeway's Cackling Goose, seen to fly onto river with Mallard and then flew off up river but to return 45 mins later. Always with Mallard & not nearby Canada's. Looks very different in flight. More duck like due to its small size I suppose. Make of it what you will!!

Also 25 Wigeon, 40+ Teal, 4 Snipe, Green Sand, 2 Lapwing, Water Rail, 14 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 150+ Goldfinch (feeding on Alder seeds), 3 Skylark over being the best of the rest.  

Posted October 31st, 2015 at 11:00 am by Steve Cox in Bird News