Thursday, January 20, 2011


Stayed at a Farmhouse B+B on this visit. Was greeted with calls from Little Owl, this one was right outside the window. There was just enough light to get something

Later it was joined by its mate

On the last day of the visit news came through of a Snow Goose that had arrived with around 55 Barnacles at Curry Moor. As soon as I saw it I wasnt convinced. For starters it had an all dark bill. It also had quite a sharp demarcation where the breast joined the belly in exactly the same place as Barnacle. It surely had to be a hybrid presumably Snow x Barnacle. Later heard that the Dorset bird had gone missing with around 50 Barnacle Geese that day. Well at least Barnacle was a yeartick