Lingering White fronts

Marston again in the usual dull weather. Arrived at the car park to find it full with several vehicles parked on the road as well. Thinking that a new rarity had been seen I asked a lunching birder what the score was and he replied “White-fronted geese”, I aked if they were on the scrape as several people were heading down that way and was told the the Anglian Water guys were cutting down the scrape-side willows so everything had gone. I turned the car round and parked it on School Road and walked down to the usual Greylag field where I expected to see a dozen or so scopes, only to find a couple of birders having their lunch after seeing the WFs. They were there  of course and I was fortunate to have the sun come out for a couple of shots. A helicopter flew over and put up the whole flock enabling a good view of the difference of the WFs in flight to the Greylags. The whole time I was there only two more birders walked past so I have no idea what happened to all the inhabitants of the other cars. A few from the session, click on the image for a larger version.

Greenland white fronts
Greenland white fronts
Greenland white fronts
Greenland white fronts
Greenland white fronts
Greenland white fronts
Greylag
Greylag

David

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