Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Snow Goose near Cemaes (South of Porth Wen)

Brian Iddon spotted a Snow Goose among a flock of about 80 Greylags near Cemaes last week and Tony White managed to get this photo of the bird. The bird in Unringed so it could be a genuine vagrant, but they are common in UK wildfowl collections and there are free-flying  feral birds dotted around the UK. However, it's a nice looking bird and worth a look if you are in the area. The lay-by marked P on the map is the best place to look from. It was close to the road when Tony photographed it but it is usually further away in the direction of where X marks the spot. If it isn't visible from the road it may well be worth going on the minor road to the south looking back north in case the geese are in a dip or behind a hedge. Be aware there is also a White-ish Greylag with the flock as well sometimes.

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