Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wild Goose Chase...

Well, somebody had to say it...

I see our hunch was correct. The Red breasted Goose is a ringed bird. I think that should just about remove it from everyone's list.

A drive up past Cresswell again tonight and the Hoodie ( Crow, not lambrini soaked chav )was again right out near the road in nice sunshine. This time, I thought, don't get out of the car. As I pulled up and tentatively reached for the bins, off it went over the dunes and out of sight. A very suspicious bird this...

3 comments:

Ipin said...

All is not lost! Seemingly, an eminent Northumberland Birder, with a beard from the Whitley Bay area, has been doing some research and it appears that the russians are keen on putting yellow plastic rings on RB geese, if anyone can read a number it may well be back on the list.......

Boulmer Birder said...

Oh and there are two ringed birds on the south coast too...

Boulmer Birder said...

But...its all wrong. April with Pinks. You know it too...