Monday, 26 October 2015

Greylag Geese, Loch Leven

24th October

I went over to Loch Leven by Kinross, on a breezy autumnal afternoon.  A cold wind blew across the loch, winter isn't far away. I'm hopefully of a return by one of the White-tailed Eagle winter regulars once the cold weather really kicks in, but for now I was in search of geese.

There were two large gatherings of Greylag Geese at Burleigh Sands, feeding together on what looked like small molluscs, turning them around in their beaks, while others tugged on weed.

Greylags feeding

A family of Mute Swans were feeding nearby, two juveniles.  Many Tufted Ducks, Mallard and Black-headed Gulls bobbed about and I was excited to see a couple of Pintail, a first for me.

A couple of Pintail
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