Saturday 26 February 2011

Greylag Geese

This species has been getting more and more visible in the last few weeks as pairs start breaking off from the flocks and looking for places to breed this spring. The offshore islands (Texa, Nave, etc.) hold several pairs each, as do some of the lochs, e.g., especially, Gorm. These birds are resident in western Scotland but the fluctuation in numbers on Islay suggests there is some movement going on - to other islands or to the Argyll mainland.

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