Monday, 29 August 2011

Redcar Tarn

Monday 29th August p.m.
  We went up to Redcar Tarn this evening to see if we could see a couple of unusual
geese that my Grandad said he saw here on Saturday. When we arrived at the Tarn it
was raining and only 11°C, so we sat in the car for a while. We could see the usual
numbers of Mallards and a high number of BH Gulls. The rain stopped and so we
walked round the Tarn seeing Lapwing,Coot, Moorhen,Pied Wagtail and Meadow
Pipit. It wasn't until we were completing the circle of the Tarn as it started to rain that
we spotted a different Goose stood on a Coots nest. We didn't recognise it,we took
a few snaps and rushed back to the car as the rain got heavy. We sat here for a while
and saw the unfamiliar Goose by the car with another one the same. We took a couple
more snaps and then went home to look in our bird books where we could see they
were a pair of Egyptian Geese. An unusual bird for this region and thanks to my
Grandad for the tip.
c200 - BH Gull
c100 - Mallards
c50 - Lapwing
25 - Coot
5 - Moorhen
4 - Pied Wagtail
2 - Egyptian Goose
1 - Meadow Pipit
1 - Tufted Duck
Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Geese

Egyptian Goose

Egyptian Goose and BH Gull

Redcar Tarn Keighley

1 comment:

  1. Good that you went home and identified the geese from your books Daniel. Unfortunately exotic geese,like ducks are usually feral escapees. Norfolk is about the only place you will see an acceptable Egyptian goose.