Last photo from Simon for todays blog of the red-breasted goose, demonstrating how easy it is to miss among a few hundred barnacle geese.
The cackling goose was leading today's seekers on a merry goose-chase! First seen at Skerrols before the flock was put up, then later discovered at Earrabus.
Jim was over with David J. today and found the American wigeon drake at Loch Gore, 2 hybrid barnacle/Canada geese outside Bowmore, the juv Glaucous gull at Uiskentui, 2 drake gadwall and 6 little egret at Loch Gruinart, a yellowhammer in song. At Loch Gorm area a male hen harrier, plus 6-8 golden eagle and 3 WTE. But alas, no red-breasted goose today!
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