Wednesday 25 July 2012

Islay Goose numbers

The tables above have been published by the Scottish Government this week in response to pressure from Islay farming representatives in the Ileach and elsewhere.  Jamie McGrigor (Highlands and Islands) (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party) asked the Scottish Executive: "what assessment it has made of the number of geese on Islay in recent years, broken down by species."

1 comment:

  1. Note that the peak count, shown here, is not necessarily a good indication of how many geese spend the winter on Islay. The peak, as last winter, was in November. By December, the number of Barnacle Geese had fallen to just over 40,000 where it stayed until March when it went back up to 46,000.