Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Wed 25th Feb

This afternoon and evening have been spent attending an International workshop on the Greenland White-fronted Geese being held down in Bowmore. There were speakers from all over, Denmark, covering the Greenland aspect, Iceland, Ireland and Scotland. The World population is now down to only 23,200 at the last count, infact there were over 7,000 alone on Islay, in the International count just carried out the other week. I had not realised that in actual fact that Scotland and Ireland overwinter most of the Geese, with only one site in the North of England with a mere 20 birds, and also a small flock in another site in Wales. It will be interesting to hear, what the final comments are tomorrow.

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