Bird Watch – Pink Foot in the Park, by Darren Shepherd

Pink Footed Goose (Source: Annimal Spot)

Darren reports that yesterday, Thursday 12th January,  around 3pm, a skein of about 80 Pinkfeet geese flew over the Park, heading  north northwest.    The same birds were then seen at Barden Scale, Bolton Abbey at about 3.30pm.

The pink-footed goose (Anser Brachyrhynchus), does not breed in the UK, but over-winters here in places like Norfolk and Lancashire,  before returning ‘home’ to Spitzbergen, Iceland and Greenland.  Darren’s conclusions are that Parkinson’s Park appears to be on a migration flyway.  So, expect more wonderful V formations in the coming months.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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