Saturday, 4 February 2012

Local birding: Greenland White-fronted Goose - Rishton Reservoir, Lancs - 4th Feb 2012.

The sole remaining, long-staying adult Greenland White-front, present in the area since 1st Dec 2011, showed well for a time just off the promenade as all birds were confined to a strip of unfrozen water on the eastern side.

But as with Steven Grimshaws observations the day before, it is becoming very restless and may not be with us much longer? During my time onsite, the bird initially looked settled but then began to fly around doing circuits of the site, calling frequently, and was last seen heading east alone, lost to view behind trees and did not return in the fifteen minutes I remained onsite.